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About Beets

  • The red pigment in beets comes from the heart healthy nutrients known as Betalains having powerful antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects
  • Beets are very low in calories, low in fat, and have no cholesterol
  • Beets are the key ingredient in the Russian soup called Borscht
  • Eating a lot of beets can cause beeturia which is urine with a red tint and is not harmful
  • At the grocery store, select beets that are bright, solid to touch, and having a uniform shape
  • The beet is a root vegetable in the same family as swiss chard
  • Beets contain high levels of Betaine which promotes the production of feel good hormones such as dopamine and serotonin
  • Beets are loaded with healthy nutrients including magnesium, potassium, fiber, phosphorus, iron, vitamins (C, B & A), beta-cyanine, beta-carotene, and folic acid
  • Ancient Romans used beets as an aphrodisiac and the beet's high boron content supports this use

Recipes Featuring Beets

  • Beets in Red Wine
    2 cups diced cooked beets 1/2 cup beet juice or water 1/2 cup red wine 1 tablespoon sugar 2 tablespoons cornstarch 1 teaspoon butter Salt and pepper
  • Creamed Beets
    Cooked beets White sauce (see White Sauce for Creamed Meats, Fish, Vegetables & Toast recipe)
  • Piquant Beets
    cooked beets 1 tablespoon lemon juice 3 tablespoons butter 1 teaspoon sugar
  • Baby Beets au Gratin
    30 tiny beets, cooked 1 1/2 pints cream sauce 2 ounce grated cheese 1 ounce buttered bread crumbs
  • Beets with Butter
    Beets Salt Butter
  • Stuffed Beets, Washington
    Beets, medium-sized Pureed fresh cooked peas Butter
  • Pickled Beets
    1 quart cold boiled beets, sliced 1 tsp salt 1/8 tsp pepper 1 tsp brown sugar 1 tsp of caraway seed 1 pint vinegar 1 cup sugar Few cloves
  • Boiled Beets
    Beets Butter Salt Pepper Vinegar
  • Harvard Beets
    2 tablespoons sugar 2 tablespoons cornstarch 1 cup vinegar 4 cups beets, cooked and diced
  • Boiled Beets | Beets
    Beets Sugar Butter Salt
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