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.
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.
Rinse, then boil beet roots before peeling, or peel first to eat raw or roast. Steam or sauté beet greens.
Pickle, juice, or enjoy red beets raw in a salad. Roast them, or broil them to make crunchy beet chips.
|Serving Size||1 beet root|
|Calories from Fat||0|
|Total Fat 0||0%|
|Saturated Fat 0||0%|
|Trans Fat 0||0%|
|Total Carbohydrate 8g||3%|
|Dietary Fiber 2g||8%|
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.
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.