Asparagus has a very mild, earthy flavor, similar to broccoli. Sometimes asparagus may taste sour, usually due to either the way it is cooked or because it is too old.
Asparagus is also similar to mushrooms, where it is able to soak up other flavors when cooked with different foods. It does especially well with stronger tasting vegetables, such as garlic.
Asparagus is generally used as a side for many dinner dishes, but it can also be eaten as a very healthy snack. A standard serving of asparagus has approximately 70 percent of vitamin K daily intake. Its also rich in fiber, which helps regulate heart disease, as well as maintain a solid digestive tract.