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A Quick Vegan Guide: Functions and Food Sources of Vitamins

The word “vitamin” comes from the Latin for “vital to life.” These important nutrients help release energy from food, fight infection, protect against damage to cells, promote normal growth and development and generally keep us healthy. The following is a list of the different functions of some important vitamins and list of food sources for them.

Cooking In Season: Asparagus

These succulent spears is one of the most welcome signs of spring. The best asparagus is local asparagus. In Canada, asparagus is harvested and sold late spring through June. You will be compensated with optimal sweet and grassy flavours of asparagus while its in season that you won’t taste any other time of year. Asparagus can be grown from seed, but it takes an average of 3 years until you get a full crop. Most people begin with 1-year-old crowns, or roots, purchased from a garden centre. A plant started from roots will be ready to begin harvesting the second spring. Asparagus plants can last a lifetime, producing tasty spears every spring. Preparing Prepare fresh asparagus by first breaking off the butt end of each spear where it snaps easily. An easy way to do this, is to grab several spears at once, grasping the stems in one hand and the bottoms in the other. Bend the asparagus spears. An asparagus will naturally break (more or less) where the woody part ends and tender part …