Asparagus, or garden asparagus, folk name sparrow grass, scientific name Asparagus officinalis, is a spring vegetable, a flowering perennial plant species in the genus Asparagus. It was once classified in the lily family, like the related Allium species, onions and garlic, but the Liliaceae have been split and the onion-like plants are now in the family Amaryllidaceae and asparagus in the Asparagaceae. Sources differ as to the native range of Asparagus officinalis, but generally include most of Europe and western temperate Asia. It is widely cultivated as a vegetable crop.
Asparagus is a vegetable that comes from the Asparagaceae family. There are more than 200 species within that plant family. Some species are grown as ornamental plants and others are used by florists in arrangements and corsages.
Asparagus is one of the most nutritionally balanced plant-derived foods. Low in fat, cholesterol, and sodium, asparagus also has vitamin A (also known as retinol because it produces pigments in the retina), E (has strong antioxidant properties, meaning it reduces oxidative damage caused by oxygen, which can harm human tissue, cells, and organs), and K (which helps your blood clot), magnesium, zinc and selenium, as well as fiber, thiamin, riboflavin, niacin, vitamin B6, iron, copper, and manganese.
The global asparagus market is rising every year because of the high demand for organic asparagus. Asparagus growers are striving to increase the yield they can obtain and this can largely be attributed to the thriving global asparagus export market.
There is a rising demand for organic asparagus in the global asparagus market as well. The number of organic growers in the global asparagus market is rising every year. Asparagus growers are striving to increase the yields.