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How do you know when asparagus is done cooking?
Cover and cook until the asparagus begins to steam, shaking the skillet occasionally to prevent burning, about 3 minutes. Uncover and continue cooking until the asparagus is tender but still crisp and bright green, 5–10 minutes more. Season to taste with salt and pepper and serve hot.
How long does it take to steam cook asparagus?
Bring the water to boil, lay the asparagus in the steamer, cover, and steam until crisp-tender, about 4 to 5 minutes. Transfer asparagus to a heated serving dish, drizzle with the olive oil, and season with salt and pepper, to taste. Garnish with lemon and serve immediately.
Should you peel asparagus before cooking?
Be wary of any recipe that instructs you to peel asparagus before cooking it. Not only is it labor-intensive, it's really not necessary. Rick Martinez, BA's digital associate food editor, explains that as long as you get rid of the bottom portion of the stalk, the rest is entirely edible.
Does asparagus clean out your system?
Asparagus can act as a natural diuretic, according to a 2010 study published in the West Indian Medical Journal. This can help rid the body of excess salt and fluid, making it especially good for people suffering from edema and high blood pressure. It also helps flush out toxins in kidneys and prevent kidney stones.
Is asparagus a Superfood?
Asparagus is a nutritious and tasty addition to any diet. It's low in calories and a great source of nutrients, including fiber, folate and vitamins A, C and K.
Does asparagus make everyone's pee smell?
Asparagus urine odor has been observed for centuries. So before you start wondering if something is wrong with you, rest assured asparagus pee is a totally normal bodily reaction. Depending on what study you read, it's estimated that between 20% to 50% of people experience it.
Can asparagus change the color of your urine?
Asparagus sometimes gives urine a greenish tinge and a distinctive smell, said to resemble rotting cabbage.
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