True or False? Storing asparagus in the refrigerator promotes spoilage, so they’re best kept unwrapped on the kitchen counter.
The answer is false. asparagus should either be prepared immediately or stored in a refrigerator set at about 35 degrees Fahrenheit. “The longer you let asparagus sit, the tougher it gets. Asparagus loses moisture very quickly, the sugars within the spear begin to turn to starch, and the spear develops woody tissue if left at room temperature. In thinner asparagus spears, this happens even faster.”