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Q: Which asparagus is better – thick or thin?

A: It’s really up to personal preference. The larger spears have the same outer skin thickness as the smaller spears; however, they will also have more actual edible interior. Some people prefer the thicker stalks, so they can peel the outside skin, leaving only the tender, edible interior flesh. Thinner asparagus, on the other hand, can be tougher to chew. Which do you prefer? For more information about the three types of asparagus, click here for Produce 101.

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Tony Mirack

Director: Produce, Floral and Salad Bar