Beets

Beets, also known as Beetroot

Harvested

(rough estimate due to natural conditions {weather, pests etc})

July , August, September, Octoberbeet

Benefits of Beets

  • decreases risk of:
    • obesity
    • overall mortality
    • diabetes
    • heart disease
  • promotes healthy complexion & hair
  • increased energy
  • prevents cataracts
  • prevents strokes

…to read more visit Medical News Today   and Organic Facts

Storage Tips

  • Cut off stems one inch from the crown.
  • Refrigerate the unwashed beet roots.
  • Summer beets will stay in good condition for 2-3 weeks.
  • Wash and spin greens and place in a plastic bag in the refrigerator.
  • Greens are best when eaten within 3 days.

Culinary Tips

  • Raw beets -scrub clean and grate into a salad (no need to peel)
  • Bake the beets to enhance their natural sweetness. Slice the washed and unpeeled beets into ¼ inch thick slices. Arrange slices on a lightly oiled baking pan and season with thyme or tarragon. Add a small amount of water or apple juice and cover with foil. Put in 350° oven for 25 minutes until fork-tender.
  • Beets can also steamed and boiled. Scrub beets clean but leave skins on until after cooking to minimize color and flavor loss. Run whole, cooked beets under cold water and rub off the skins. 1½ inch beets take 30 minutes to cook in steam and 15-20 minutes in boiling water. Serve whole, sliced or grated.

Recipe links

Beet Hummus

Pecan Roasted Beet Dip with Sage

Beet Chips

Oven roasted Beets with Goat Cheese and balsamic vinegar