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PDO White Landes Asparagus

Its soft, cream color is a promise of warmer days to come. White Landes asparagus is a refined addition to any plate that marks the start of the new season. You can enjoy it as early as March! 

New Aquitaine
Production area :
New Aquitaine

What you need to know

This is yet another vegetable that was made famous by Louis XIV! White Landes asparagus was grown in the king's garden in Versailles and served at his table as early as December. Today, it is just as sought after for its delicate texture and refined flavor. White Landes asparagus is one of the first fresh vegetables to appear in the spring and is harvested early at the start of March. The asparagus is harvested right at the moment when the underground shoot emerges from the sandflats in Landes. It can be recognized by its characteristic color—the entire length of the asparagus shoot is a pale cream hue. This crop is traditionally grown in the department of Landes, which is now the leading producer in France. The spear is thick and brittle, but never stringy once it is cooked. 

If you're watching your figure, asparagus is a good choice because it is very low in calories. However, it is extra delicious when paired with a vinaigrette or Hollandaise sauce, which is much richer! 

Characteristics

Look the asparagus spear is thick, firm, and breakable. From the tip of the bud to the scales at the base, it is a pearly white color. The white, translucent color at its base is a mark of freshness.
Taste A tender and juicy consistency with a refined, delicate flavor and sometimes a hint of sweetness.

Nutritional benefits

Very low in calories. Diuretic. Rich in fiber, provitamin A, and vitamins B9, C, and E. 

Editor's note

« Shortly after eating asparagus, I needed to go to the bathroom. I had quite a surprise when I noticed my urine smelled very strong! No need to worry, though. The smell is caused by a sulfurous substance in the plant. »

Pair with

Meat: dried duck breast fillet. 

Wine: PDO Cheverny Blanc 



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