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Best ways to store and use Asparagus

What is the best storage for asparagus? Can you freeze asparagus? How long does asparagus last in the fridge? We have answers to all of these food-saving questions and storage tips:

Best Storage

The fridge is the best place to store asparagus.

Ensure your fridge is set between 0 and 4° C.

Can I Freeze It?


Place the asparagus in freezer bags, taking care not to overpack them.

Fresher For Longer

To keep asparagus fresh, treat it as you would flowers. Leave the rubber band on them to hold the bunch together, trim the ends and stand them up in a glass jar filled with water. They can then be stored in the fridge for up to a week.

Use It Up

Ways to prep asparagus:

Ultra-thin spears: These are flavourful and easy to overcook, which can make them floppy and limp. They are best when eaten raw with a dip or in a salad.

Thick spears: These have less flavour and can be fibrous in texture. Roasting, searing and grilling will bring out their flavours. For best results, blanch them in heavily salted boiling water before cooking in a pan or on the grill.

Did You Know?

White asparagus is the result of growing asparagus in the absence of sunlight, underneath the soil.

Purple asparagus is a varietal of asparagus, but changes colour to green when it’s cooked.