Health Benefits

  • Beets provide antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and detoxification support
  • Beets are excellent for eye health
  • Beets can be used for the prevention and treatment of certain cancers
  • Beet greens are very nutritious and are high in vitamins and minerals

How to select and store

  • Choose small or medium-sized beets whose roots are firm, smooth-skinned and deep in color
  • Avoid beets that have spots, bruises or soft, wet areas, all of which indicate spoilage
  • Place beets cut 2 inches from stem, in a plastic bag and wrap the bag tightly around the beets, squeezing out as much of the air from the bag as possible, and place in refrigerator where they will keep for up to 3 weeks

How to Cook

  • To preserve nutrients, steam beets for only 15 min or roast for less than one hour
  • Steaming is the best way to cook beets
  • Beets are cooked when you can easily insert a fork or the tip or knife into the beet

Recipes

Some content courtesy of http://www.whfoods.org