Beets

Beet Facts:

These colorful root vegetables contain phytonutrients called betalains that give beets their rich color. Betalains have been shown to provide antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and detoxification effects.
One cup of raw beets provides 37% of your recommended daily value of folate, and are also a good source of manganese, fiber, potassium, and vitamin C. These nutrients have been shown to protect against heart disease, birth defects, and certain cancers.

Shopping and Storage Tips:

  • Choose small to medium sized beets. Avoid beets with spots, bruises, or soft areas which may indicate spoilage.
  • Do not wash beets before storing. Put beets in a plastic bag and wrap it tightly around the beets to get rid of air. Beets will keep in the fridge for up to 3 weeks. Cooked beets may be frozen.

Recipes:

Beet Pesto Pasta

Kale Salad with Roasted Beets

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