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Beets

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Discover this red root vegetable

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How to select

Choose beets with firm, smooth skins and non-wilted leaves if still attached. Smaller ones are more tender.

How to store

Remove leaves, leaving about an inch of the stems. Use leaves as greens- raw or cooked. Store roots in a plastic bag in refrigerator for up to 3 weeks. Wash before cooking.

Peak season

Peak season: summer, fall, and winter

           

                 

      

 

 

 

Ways to use

  • Add beets along with other vegetables to skewers and heat thoroughly on the grill.
  • Add sliced beets and their leaves to your favorite stir-fry veggie combo. If desired, mix in your meat of choice and enjoy.
  • Add beets and their leaves to homemade vegetable soup or minestrone. Clean and slice the beet into small pieces before adding to the soup.
  • Add beet leaves to salad greens for some additional vitamins and minerals.

Did you know...

  • Beet juice is often used as a natural dye.
  • In ancient civilizations, only the beet green was eaten. The roots were used to treat toothaches and headaches.
  • The heaviest beet on record was grown in England in 2001 weighed 51.48 lbs.
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