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Beets

caption: Fresh beets by B.D's World.

Description Edit

The beet (Beta vulgaris) is a plant in the Chenopodiaceae family. It is best known in its numerous cultivated varieties, the most well known of which is probably the red or purple root vegetable known as the beetroot or garden beet. Other less known varieties are white, golden-yellow or rainbow colored.

Buying Edit

Buy when beets are firm and skin is smooth.

Production Edit

Preparation Edit

Nutritional Information Edit

  • High in folic acid (good for pregnant women)
  • Potassium
  • Calcium
  • Antioxidants (betacyanin gives many beets their purple/red color)
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