Monday, April 19, 2010
The truth about Asparagus?
I have eaten asparagus every possible way there is to eat it. Blanched, stir-fried, baked, roasted, broiled, grilled, raw, with my eyes closed, nose plugged, and doused in all manner of gravies, sauces, and spices...it doesn't matter- Asparagus just plain tastes like crap no matter what. Don't anyone disagree with me- there's no arguing against this.
I want to like asparagus because there are less than four calories per spear, it’s low in calories, and is also one of the best sources of folic acid, not to mention a little fiber and protein, but the atrocious taste prohibits me.
I have come to a possible conclusion. I wonder, maybe asparagus was never meant to be eaten until mankind fell in to sin? Perhaps asparagus is a punishment for sin? Notice God's Word to Adam after his Fall in to sin by eating of the forbidden tree-
Genesis 3:17 And to Adam he said, “Because you have listened to the voice of your wife and have eaten of the tree of which I commanded you, ‘You shall not eat of it,’ cursed is the ground because of you; in pain you shall eat of it all the days of your life;18 thorns and thistles it shall bring forth for you; and you shall eat the plants of the field.
Could this explain the punishing, torturous, indeed cursed experience of eating asparagus?