Asparagus grown in the Acheloos River valley has completely unique features and is unlike any other, Greek or foreign-grown asparagus.
It is the only cultivated vegetable whose flavor is similar to that of the self-seeded wild asparagus. The secret of its success is no longer a secret.
It is the ecosystem and micro-climate of the Acheloos River region. It is the producer’ care and experience. It is the strict cultivation parameters. It is the innovative technological equipment in the packing plants. It is our passion for perfection.
It is all this, working perfectly together, so that possibly the best asparagus in the world can reach the whole world.
Asparagus is classified by color as white, rust red, and green. The plant has no leaves but bracts that resemble scales; it is a dioecious plant that blooms in the summer.
- Green asparagus grows in the countryside and its color is due to the effect of the sun and chlorophyll. This asparagus is more flavorful, more refined and more tender than other varieties.
- Rust red asparagus receives the sun only for a few hours and its flavor is fruitier compared to white asparagus.
- White asparagus is not exposed to direct sunlight, as it is covered with a new layer of soil daily. It is more succulent and has a soft flavor.
Asparagus is rich in:
- B-complex vitamins (that act as co-enzymes in energy production and cellular respiration processes and support the healthy functioning of the nervous system)
- folic acid (which participates in the biosynthesis of nucleic acid and amino acids, protects the cardiovascular system and supports good skin health)
- thiamine (B1): growth, proper cardiac and neurological functioning, increases pulmonary activity
- riboflavin (B2): supports growth and reproduction, the development of healthy skin, nails and hair; protects vision and alleviates edemas in the mouth, lips and tongue
- niacin (B3): necessary for healthy skin and the digestive system
- antioxidants (vitamins): these molecules effectively combat free radicals and convert them into water or other non-harmful substances; powerful anti-cancer action
- vitamin C: it strengthens the immune system and protects from bacterial and viral infections, increases iron absorption, keeps gums and skin healthy, and speeds up recovery
- vitamin E: it prevents and dissolves blood clots, reduces fatigue and speeds up wound healing; it protects against atherosclerosis, contributing to the prevention of coronary disease
- carotene: a provitamin of vitamin A that strengthens poor vision, improves the immune system, supports growth and contributes to healthy bones, skin, hair, teeth and gums
- phosphorus: it participates in almost every reaction in the human organism and is necessary for proper bone and teeth structure; it is important for the proper functioning of the heart, kidneys, and nervous system
- calcium: healthy bones and teeth
- magnesium: good function of the heart, nervous system, muscles and skeleton; it combats stress
- low in sodium and relatively high in potassium (recommended for people with hypertension, it protects the heart from arrythmias)
- It also contains very few calories, a small quantity of proteins and carbohydrates, and asparagine (a diuretic substance)
- Asparagus is in the category of foods that, in addition to having great taste, are also very nutritious.
- It contains very few carbohydrates and calories while being rich in water, minerals, B-complex vitamins and vitamin C.
- It can be cooked in a number of ways: boiled, steamed, baked or grilled.
- It can be served with olive oil, lemon, onion, garlic, mayonnaise, cheese and it goes very well with meat, pasta, seafood, eggs, and other vegetables.
- All it takes is a little imagination, some asparagus, and bon appétit!