A highlight of the spring season, Asparagus is considered a culinary delight.

100% grown, harvested, packed, and delivered to your local store by LeaderBrand.

Asparagus is packed with health benefits and extremely versatile. 

LeaderBrand Asparagus

  • Handpicked at optimum maturity
  • Available September through December
  • Complete traceability from field to shelf
  • Asure Quality (NZ MAF) certified 
Nutritional Highlights
  • Good source of fiber
  • Provides vitamins A, C, E, and K
  • Packed with antioxidants
  • Good source of folate

Nutritional Information

Serving size: 5 spears - 78g
Steamed

 

Avg Quantity
per serving

Avg Quantity
per 100g

Energy (kJ/Cal)

75/18

96/23

Protein (g)

2.7

3.5

Fat, total (g)

0.2

0.3

- saturated (g)

0.07

0.06

carbohydrate (g)

1.25

1.6

- sugars (g)

1.25

1.6

Fibre (g)

1.25

1.6

Sodium (mg)

1.6

2

Folate (µg)

77.2

99

Riboflavin (mg)

0.2

0.22

Source: The Concise New Zealand Food Composition Tables, 8th Edition, Plant & Food Research

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Food Safety

LeaderBrand is the grower, packer and shipper allowing all products to be traced back to the field where it was grown.

LeaderBrand has its own independently verified food safety programme.  The programme incorporates internationally recognised standards of agricultural production, product safety, traceability and record-keeping.

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Quality Assurance/Handling

What to look for

Choose straight firm green stems.

Store

Keep asparagus refrigerated with butt ends wrapped in wet paper towels or wash then refrigerate in plastic bags.

How to prepare

Snap off tough ends. These ends can used to flavour soups or stocks. Cooked asparagus should be tender but slightly crisp. For maximum flavour, don’t overcook. Asparagus for use in salads is generally blanched, however, if the asparagus is thin and fresh it can be used raw. 

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