As asparagus season rapidly approaches, here’s a link to a site with lots of great information about the amazing veggie: http://www.whfoods.com/genpage.php?tname=foodspice&dbid=12
And here’s something I wrote a couple of years ago, with more interesting information about the “Aristocrat of Vegetables”: https://practicingresurrection.wordpress.com/2012/04/02/the-aristocrat-of-vegetables/
Asparagus should be eaten when it’s in season locally, in my humble opinion. According to the linked article it should be eaten within 48 hours of harvesting, after which it begins to lose its flavor and nutritional value.
Take a look at the asparagus the next time you’re in the grocery store. Chances are it’s from Peru or Mexico. How likely is it that it was picked in the previous 48 hours?