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ASPARAGUS, FROZEN

Frozen Asparagus is U.S. Grade A, cuts and tips.

Pack/Yield
Asparagus is packed in a 2.5-pound bag, which yields about 10 ½-cup servings after cooking.

Storage
• Store unopened frozen asparagus at 0°F or below until ready to use.

• Temperature changes shorten shelf life and speed deterioration.

• Store opened thawed asparagus in a tightly covered nonmetallic container and refrigerate. Use within 2 days.


Preparation
• Add frozen asparagus to ½ cup boiling water in a saucepan. After water boils again, reduce temperature. Cover and simmer until tender.

• Frozen asparagus should be heated only to serving temperature and served soon after heating.

• Add flavor to frozen asparagus by seasoning with herbs and spices such as thyme, oregano, dill, or lemon juice.


Uses
Serve frozen asparagus as a side dish, or use in a variety of main dishes, soups, appetizers, casseroles, and salads.


Nutrition Information
• Asparagus is an excellent source of Vitamin C and folate, and is a good source of Vitamin A.

• 1/2 cup of asparagus provides 1 serving from the Vegetable Group of the Food Guide Pyramid.


Nutrition Facts
Serving size ½ cup (90g); about 6 spears Asparagus, frozen, boiled, drained
Amount Per Serving & % Daily Value*

    Calories 30
    Fat Cal 0
    Total Fat 0g 0%
    Saturated Fat 0g 0%
    Cholesterol 0mg 0%
    Sodium 0mg 0%
    Total Carbohydrate 4g 1%
    Dietary Fiber 1g 6%
    Protein 3g 6%
    Vitamin A 15%
    Vitamin C 35%
    Calcium 2%
    Iron 4%
    Folate 30%

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
USDA, Food & Nutrition Service

 

 

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