The Asparagus of Malines

In Belgium, the white asparagus are most commonly used, their season runs from the end of March until the end of June.

The white asparagus are cut from the roots under the ground; it is the absence of sunlight that makes them retain their white color.

The modern day asparagus has been bred from wild plants that were originally native to western and central Asia as well as central Europe. Asparagus has always been considered a luxury vegetable, that was highly prized in ancient Rome, Egypt and Greece. In Europe, its popularity flourished under the reign of Louis XIV of France, who was a big fan and encouraged its’ production for all to enjoy.