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03-14-2007, 11:31 AM
My son's science book says, "Asparagus is a delicious vegetable, but never eat it raw, and never eat its berries."
I found this in a section of his book entitled, "Edible plants that have poisonous parts"
I thought I COULD eat asparagus, and I know the people who are experts sometimes don't really know, so what's the truth about this plant. I've never eaten it raw, but I have enjoyed it cooked, and was looking forward to eating it raw this spring.
03-14-2007, 11:36 AM
hmmm i recently purchased some from the reduced produce rack just to try it...and I really liked it. I ate like 5 cup fulls of it at once..
I hope it isn't poisonous!
03-14-2007, 11:36 AM
Oh I eat raw asparagus and I'm still alive and kicking ;)
03-14-2007, 11:40 AM
I eat it all the time...tastes better raw than it does cooked. Don't worry about it.
03-14-2007, 11:50 AM
I thought I could eat it, and had read where others had eaten it...so thank you for your reply.
Do you just eat it plain?
03-14-2007, 11:54 AM
I eat raw asparagus and even have a juice recipie that calls for asparagus. I like it steamed but I like it raw in my salads. Eat to much and your pee pee could small a little off but other than that it is great.
sorry if that was too much info
03-14-2007, 11:57 AM
tvillemom, I just take the spears out of the fridge, wash em off, break off the woody ends and eat away. Soooo good.
03-14-2007, 12:02 PM
Its just different, something we are not used to eating RAW. Its weird at first, then its like ok this isn't going to kill me. I bought a bunch of asparagus the other day and ate um all up. I don't think they will hurt you.;)
03-14-2007, 12:03 PM
I love raw asparagus. I eat it when it's fresh.
I am careful though, because there's something in it that can aggravate gout if you have it, but I don't think it matters if it's cooked or raw.
Anyway.. did they reference WHY?
I'd just eat it. It's good.
I pick and eat it right out of the garden. I never heard not to eat it raw before.....
03-14-2007, 03:31 PM
I love it raw!!!
This site doesn't say anything about eating, or not eating, it raw ...
3 tbsp lemon juice
1/4 c olive oil
bit of black pepper
pinch celtic sea salt
use a mandoline and shave the asparagus into long strips. in a bowl, toss aparagus with the lemon juice, olive oil, and salt and pepper to taste. you can let it marinate for a while or eat it right up.
serve neatly on a plate with lemon garnish.
it's very simple, raw and yummy! :)
03-14-2007, 04:46 PM
Asparagus has berries?
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