Be it green, white or purple I can't seem to really taste the difference when it comes to the different varieties of asparagus.
(I'm told there is also a pink asparagus which I have not seen, nor tasted before -- at least not knowingly.)
I've tried them raw, lightly steamed, stir-fried, cooked to fork tender, and it really doesn't seem to matter. They all taste the same.
Don't get me wrong. I adore asparagus in all of its permutations. I just can't detect a difference in taste between the different color varieties.
I am told that white asparagus has a milder flavor than its green counterpart and that the purple variety is sweeter. True?