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Ep. 154: PLANTSTRONG Snackables - What's Up with That Asparagus Pee Smell?!

Ep. 154: PLANTSTRONG Snackables - What's Up with That Asparagus Pee Smell?!

Update: 2022-07-28
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We are thrilled to welcome Jessica Hegarty back to PLANTSTRONG Snackables after her maternity leave.

In addition to being a new Mom to her beautiful daughter, Ellie, Jessica leads product innovation for the PLANTSTRONG food line, so she always has the latest trends, food ideas, and tasty tidbits right on the tip of her tongue!

Today, Rip and Jess talk all things asparagus. They dish on this veggie that was once known as, “The aristocrat of veggies” and the “food of kings!”

You’ll learn about:

  • The three different types of asparagus

  • Why it’s so darn healthy

  • Ideas on how to grill and season this nutritious veggie

  • Tips for storing and keeping it fresh

  • An explanation of why (if you’re one of the lucky ones) it makes your pee smell…well…unique!

Of course, it wouldn’t be a Snackables episode without a new recipe and Jessica whips up a delicious PLANTSTRONG hollandaise sauce - perfect as a topper for your next family meal or cookout that features the almighty asparagus.

Episode Timestamps

1:45 Rip welcomes Jess back from maternity Leave

8:50 What’s up with that smell?!

13:15 Rip’s history of asparagus

17:48 How many types of asparagus are there, and what are the differences?!

22:00 Tips for storing asparagus to keep it fresh and crispy

23:45 How to choose the freshest asparagus in the market

25:40 How does Rip grill his asparagus?

26:45 Tips on seasoning your asparagus

30:45 The proper way to eat asparagus

31:20 Jess’s WFPB Holy Cow Hollandaise recipe and demo!

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Ep. 154: PLANTSTRONG Snackables - What's Up with That Asparagus Pee Smell?!

Ep. 154: PLANTSTRONG Snackables - What's Up with That Asparagus Pee Smell?!

Rip Esselstyn and Jessica Hegarty