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Asparagus ... can you taste the color difference?


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Asparagus ... can you taste the color difference?

ipsedixit | Mar 30, 2010 02:45 PM

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?

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