Ten fun facts about Asparagus
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Most people are familiar with the smelly urine that comes after consuming asparagus, but studies show people without the gene do not have the ability to smell it!
During asparagus season, many German restaurants offer a special menu listing as many as 45 different variations of cooked asparagus.
If the weather permits, the growth rate of asparagus can grow as high as 1 inch per hour.
If you get stung by a bee, crush up some asparagus and rub it on the area around the sting. It will take the pain away.Fact 5
It is important to choose what kind of asaparagus you want to plant wisely, since a bed can remain productive for 15-20 years.Fact 6
The asparagus was a favorite vegetable of King Louis XIV. He also had special greenhouses for growing the veggie.Fact 7
Although there is no strong scientific evidence to support the theory, the Japanese have used asparagus as an aphrodisiac for years.Fact 8
The vegetable has been used as medicinal treatments for ailments dating back to the early Greek and Romans, curing anything from a heart ailment to a toothache.Fact 9
While there many positive health benefits to eating asparagus, if you eat large amounts, like several pounds a day, you can contract gout.Fact 10
The Ancient Egyptians gave asparagus the name 'king of vegetables' and have become the symbol of good taste in food. Click here for more food facts ❯
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