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Purple Asparagus Delivery or Pickup

The Instacart guide to purple asparagus

Developed in Italy, purple asparagus is considered a delicacy by many and a great way to add more color to your meals. Instacart makes it easy to put this vegetable on your table. Use the Instacart app to add purple asparagus to your cart, and our friendly shoppers will do the rest. With Instacart, you can place an order for purple asparagus,  and it can be at your door the same [email protected]

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FAQs about purple asparagus

Several storage methods will keep your stalks fresh and tasty. Store your asparagus in your refrigerator crisper drawer if it will be eaten within 5 days. Wrapping the bottom of the asparagus stalks in a damp paper towel and placing them in the fridge will increase storage time to 7 days. To keep your asparagus fresh for up to 2 weeks, put the stalks in a Mason jar or glass and add enough cold water to cover the bottoms. Place a freezer bag over the asparagus and change the water every few days. 

Freezing purple asparagus will allow you to enjoy this delicious veggie long after spring is over.  Asparagus freezes well, but note that it will have a softer texture (similar to cooked asparagus) after thawing. Asparagus can be kept frozen for 6-8 months. Frozen asparagus is best for use in cooked dishes.

Purple asparagus gets its unique color from anthocyanin, a powerful antioxidant that may help your immune system. Per a five-stalk serving, asparagus provides 4% of your daily iron needs and 20% of your daily vitamin C. It also contains a handful of B vitamins as well as vitamins A, K, and E. The purple stalks have lots of magnesium, calcium, phosphorus, potassium, and zinc.

Each serving of purple asparagus provides 4 grams of protein and 4 grams of carbohydrates. The soluble and insoluble fiber found in asparagus can help with digestion.

With any preparation of asparagus, you must first remove the stiff, woody bottom of the stalk. To do that, hold an asparagus stalk in your hands and bend it slightly. When bent, the tough, fibrous end will snap off.

Purple asparagus can be eaten raw on a crudites platter or shaved in salads. The pigment that gives purple asparagus its distinct color is sensitive to heat, so those purple stalks will lighten in color or turn green if exposed long enough. To preserve both color and crunch, cook your asparagus in boiling water and then blanch the stalks in cold water. Asparagus is also delicious roasted, sauteed, grilled, or steamed. The flavors of asparagus work well with olive oil, lemon, aged cheese, and grains.