Its per capita consumption has multiplied over the last few decades. Its enormous benefits to health and the higher quality available have been decisive factors. García Mateo & Sinova has also contributed significantly to the increase.
Today, we are a worldwide benchmark company in the production and distribution of fresh green asparagus. We supply our clients all year round, and we take pride in doing so with near 100% compliance.
REASONS TO EAT IT
- Green asparagus is a natural blood purifier
- Green asparagus is an antioxidant and strengthens the immune system.
- Green asparagus helps dieters lose weight, as it is a low calorie food with a high fibre and protein content.
Asparagus varieties are green, white and purple. White asparagus is shielded from sunlight to stop it turning green.
We sell our asparagus in bundles of different weights and calibres to suit the demands and tastes of the markets. A bundle of asparagus weighs from 250 gr to 1 kg. We also sell 11-centimetre asparagus tips in 110-gr. mini bundles.
We distribute our asparagus under the brands: GM and TUCANO, depending on the clients and markets.
|values per 100 gr|
|Vitamin C||13,2 mgr.|
Asparagus mainly provides vitamins C and E, folic acid, thiamine (vitamin B1) and riboflavin (vitamin B2). Green asparagus has a higher vitamin content than white. Asparagus contains phosphorus, iron, magnesium and potassium. It stimulates urine production in the kidneys, and can be very helpful in cases of water retention.
ORIGIN AND CHARACTERISTICS
The Egyptians began growing asparagus 6,000 years ago. It was also much appreciated in ancient Greece and Rome. Present-day varieties appear to originate in selective breeding in the Netherlands, from the 17th century on.
Asparagus is the stem of Asparagus officinalis, a perennial plant in the Asparagaceae family. The asparagus plant has branching stems and a fasciculated root system. The young shoots are the edible part we know as asparagus.
STORAGE AND CONSUMPTION RECOMMENDATIONS
Wrap the asparagus in a damp cloth and store in the refrigerator. Ideal temperature: 1 - 3 ºC.
Better quality asparagus has tender but firm and even-textured stems, with fleshy, well-shaped tips.
Green asparagus has a more intense flavour and aroma, a meatier texture, and higher nutritional value.HIDE FACTSHEET