With the arrival of good weather, a vegetable becomes very popular in Spain given its food properties and its good mix with many kinds of products. Asparagus, green or white, is one of the most consumed vegetables during these months although it is in its variety of canned the one that is never missing in any house. For this reason, the Organization of Consumers and Users (OCU) has wanted to help customers to make an analysis of the best from the supermarket.
With a large industry behind canned asparagus, when it comes to choosing the ones that have the best value for money for the consumer, they can be very determined by the origin of the product, its size or the format of the canned. Some aspects where it is also necessary to differentiate if the vegetable It is imported or from Navarra, Protected Geographical Identification with a long journey in La Rioja and Aragón.
And it is that this last variety is the most recommended by the OCU. Although his price is more than double than those imported from China or Peru (around 25 euros against 11 euros per kilo), their intake guarantees local employment and a lower carbon footprint. With few defects and fewer fibrous problems, the institution notes that these tend to have added salt, although in acceptable amounts (between 0.75 and 1.26 g / 100g).
The Cathedral of Navarra and Lidl have the most recommended
In other words, with a good or very good final assessment in the vast majority of cases, the OCU places it as “master purchase“the very thick asparagus Freshona, Lidl’s white label. In a pot of about 530 grams, there are between nine and twelve asparagus that are included with a price of 4,99 euros and a score of 81 out of 100. A “very good quality” product that stands out in its flavor identity.
But beyond this white label, the OCU places very thick asparagus above the rest of preserves. brand The Cathedral of Navarra. The “best of the analysis“in a 345 gram container, with a valuation of 82 and a price of 6,32 euros the container (they come between six and eight asparagus). Of difficult sale in general establishments, yes they can be found in El Club del Gourmet of El Corte Inglés.
Beyond these, the asparagus of La Viuda de Cayo or El Corte Inglés Selection, both with a valuation of 80 out of 100. In addition, when it comes to the category of without a quality label, the OCU reflects the best in the brand Celorrio, those of Consumption Y Eroski, the latter two being one notch below the former.
In which supermarket is it cheaper to fill the shopping cart? And where more expensive? The OCU responds