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I worked from home for the last two days and came back into the office today to learn that pasty-white asparagus is a thing. #themoreyouknow

Why is it white, you ask?

Sandy Feather, an educator with the Penn State Extension office and former garden columnist for the Post-Gazette, said white asparagus is white because it is grown in the absence of light under mounds of soil so the spears do not have the opportunity to undergo photosynthesis.

But how does it taste?! you wonder, frantically.

Apparently it has a “gentler and creamier” flavor, one that the article’s author also described as “nuttier.”

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