Asparagus is a member of the lily family and has bright green spears with a ruffle of tiny leaves at the tip. The bigger the spear the tougher it will be. Bigger spears can be used for pureés and soups, and can also be peeled for a more tender bite. Asparagus can be eaten raw, but are most commonly eaten slightly steamed, grilled, or stir-fried. Asparagus not only tastes delicious, but is also a wonderful source of nutrients for a healthy body and mind. For example, among other things, they contain a number of anti-inflammatory nutrients and antioxidants.