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Asparagus has been used as a vegetable owing to its distinct flavor, and in medicine due to its diuretic properties and its purported function as an aphrodisiac. It is pictured as an offering on an Egyptian frieze dating to 3000 BC. In ancient times, it was also known in Syria and in Spain. Greeks and Romans ate it fresh when in season, and dried the vegetable for use in winter. Roman Epicureans froze its sprouts high in the Alps for the Feast of Epicurus. Emperor Augustus created the "Asparagus Fleet" for hauling the vegetable, and coined the expression "faster than cooking asparagus" for quick action.

A breed of "early-season asparagus" that can be harvested two months earlier than usual was announced by a UK grower in early 2011.

In Explore (27/04/2021)

In Germany, asparagus is grown in "tents" as you can see here near Geiselhöring.
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  • Taken: Apr 24, 2021
  • Uploaded: Apr 27, 2021
  • Updated: Feb 7, 2022