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The Plant List. Version Available at: Taxonomic Notes: Asparagus acutifolius L. is a wild relative of asparagus, A. officinalis. Taxonomy. Superdivision: Spermatophyta. Division: Angiospermae. Class: Monocotyledoneae. Family: Liliaceae. Genus: Asparagus. The wild asparagus (Asparagus acutifolius). The season of wild asparagus picking in Istria starts in early April. There is hardly a house in Istria where at that time.

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Asparagus acutifolius

The Arabs on the other hand postulated that asparagus has an aphrodisiac effect. In this way only the acutifklius will be immersed in boiling water and the sprouts, coming out of the water, will get a steaming.

Thanks to all the above mentioned properties, eating asparagus allows us to achieve a number of benefits: In asparags projects Wikimedia Commons Wikispecies. Bud of Asparagus acutifolius.

Wild asparagus (Asparagus acutifolius): identify and learn about your plants with Groww.

Plant and berries of Asparagus acutifolius. According to some preliminary studies, asparagus may be useful in slowing down the process of advancing biological life.

Asparagus is also rich asparagua antioxidants, a feature that makes them the most useful vegetable to counteract the signs of aging. In this case the small green berries, of 5—6 millimetres 0. Until a recent past, the pungent Asparagus plants, because of their robustness, were used by the chimney sweepers to clean the chimneys of chimneys.


Retrieved 19 November They are a nutrient-free food and, as we have seen, also contain several beneficial vitamins and mineral salts for our body.

Wild asparagus have a very strong, intense, bitter taste so there are people that don’t like them. Seed – pre-soak for 12 hours in warm water and then sow in spring or as soon as the seed is ripe in early autumn in a greenhouse. Often with the term wild asparagus they are mistakenly called the wild honey sprouts and the pungitopo sprouts, which are also widespread in the wild.

These latest features make them particularly aspaaragus for those who suffer from water retention, edema or hypertension.

This species is present throughout the Mediterranean Basin. The “leaves” are in fact needle-like modified stems. Excellent when seasoned with oil and lemon juice[]. An asparagus substitute, it is preferred by gourmets for its stronger flavour[, ].

Is a xerophilous species. In Sardinia, the asparagus cartilage, mostly of Asparagus acutifolius, is often cooked in the grasshoppers: The fact is that in asparagus season, various Istrian snakes start to come out from their hiding places looking for food and the sun. There is no reason to worry but you have to be on guard.

Asparagine and spargaurin accelerate recovery after illness, have a beneficial effect on the liver and gall bladder, have a diuretic effect and stimulate detoxification.


Asparagus acutifolius L. | Flora of Israel Online

The species is dioecious individual flowers are either male or female, but only one sex is to be found on any one plant so both male and female plants must be grown if seed is required. Scrambled eggs with wild asparagus. Some Regions regulate harvesting in the wild by setting the time and quantity limits, others also require possession of a specific card to be collected.

Right plant wrong place. These plants grow near woods and in uncultivated places, on dry and sunny soil. For this reason, many wcutifolius, such as Tuscany, Veneto, Sicily, have set up specific regulations to regulate methods and quantities of collection and, above all, to avoid damaging and destroying the mother plant.

For a list of references used on this page aspaagus go here. Inforovinj has been here for you since On the other hand, the asparagus is an extremely healthy plant that contains vitamins A, C, B, C and E, folic acid, iron, copper, fiber, manganese, potassium, choline, zinc, magnesium and selenium.

Wild asparagus is excellent in the first dishes, to prepare tasty risotto or to dress pasta.

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