With the arrival of a warmer weather on the island of Krk, in the transition from winter to spring, the season of wild asparagues on the island of Krk begins. It is a grass root plant that is on the island harvested from March to June and this treat has the opportunity to taste only those who visit the island before the summer season.
The healing properties of wild asparagues
Wild asparagues are distinct from cultivated, they are a lot of thinner and with much more pronounced, bitter taste. The are known as part of the Croatian coastal cuisine, particularly the northern Adriatic, including the island of Krk.
The local population considers wild asparagus as excellent for "detoxification" and proven diuretic properties of this type of asparagus certainly help. The plant pigment lutein, which are rich, has a beneficial effect on cardiovascular system. Thanks to the folic acid asparagus are extremely healthy for pregnant women and fetal development.
Wild asparagus in the gastronomy of the island of Krk
Young wild asparagus is prepared fresh (usually on salad with homemade olive oil we have already written about) or briefly softened in order not to lose their flavor and medicinal properties.
Traditionally, asparagus is used in scrambled eggs, risotto, salads, pasta or in addition to spring soup. In the restaurants of the island of Krk, traditional dishes of wild asparagus are prepared, as well as a range of innovative dishes that combine this valuable food with the most delicious dishes of the island of Krk - fish, lamb and widely known šurlice (homemade local pasta).
Picking wild asparagus
If you are interested in picking wild asparagus on the island of Krk near your vacation home, ask the local population for the best locations where you can start your hunting. Otherwise, head to one of the many restaurants on the island that offer this superb food.