Also called broccoli raab, Choi sum and Chinese flowering cabbage, it is a great braising vegetable
Raw in salads; Steamed or microwaved.
High quality asparagus has tender stalks that are nearly completely green (except for the white asparagus variety).
Tender stalks will usually be medium-sized and the tips will be firmly closed. Do not skip buying asparagus simply because the stalks are fairly thick – simply peel and cook as you normally would!
Avoid asparagus with wrinkled stalks and wilted tips. Also avoid stalks that are too thin.
If possible, store asparagus upright in a shallow pan in your refrigerator with only the freshly cut stalk sitting in a little bit of water. Make sure the tips do not get wet.
In general, vegetables will not ripen further after harvest.