Greenfern – Les Asperges the Certified Organic Asparagus growers at the market.
They have white asparagus available every Saturday alongside of the more traditional green.
Purple is the other colour on the table, but this colour is not so abundant.
White is exactly like green asparagus but without chlorophyll (the green in plants that helps generate oxygen in the photosynthesis process). The colour relates to the growing and harvesting process. The white spears are sweeter and more tender than the green variety. Asparagus has a good source of B vitamins and copper, and provides 16 percent of your daily value of iron per cup.