Red Beets

Description

This beautiful veggie has a deep purple root with firm skin, strong stems, and green leaves. It has a sugary flavor and dense texture, and acts as a good source of fiber and vitamin C, making this sweet, timeless treat both delicious and nutritious.

Storage

Leaving the beets unwashed, trim the stems leaving an inch attached and refrigerate. Beet roots should stay fresh for two weeks and beet greens should stay fresh for two days.

Preparation

Rinse, then boil beet roots before peeling, or peel first to eat raw or roast. Steam or sauté beet greens.

Usage

Pickle, juice, or enjoy red beets raw in a salad. Roast them, or broil them to make crunchy beet chips.

Nutrition

Serving Size 1 beet root
Amount/Serving
Calories 35
Calories from Fat 0
Daily Value
Total Fat 0 0%
Saturated Fat 0 0%
Trans Fat 0 0%
Cholesterol 0 0%
Sodium 65mg 3%
Total Carbohydrate 8g 3%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Sugars 6g
Protein 1g
Calcium 2%
Iron 4%
Vitamin A 0%
Vitamin C 6%

Red beets are a good source of fiber and vitamin C. Red beets can help to boost the immune system, protect the liver, and aid detoxification.

Availability

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  • december

Flavor Profile

Red beets have a sugary flavor and dense texture. They’re crunchy when raw and soft when cooked. Beet greens taste slightly bitter, similar to chard.