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Nutrients & Health Benefits:  74 calories.  Very high in nutrients...  Vitamin A & C, folate, potassium, fiber, magnesium, iron, antioxidants, and 2 carotenes.   Believed to lessen tumor growth.  Good for eyes especially as aging.

Storage: Cut off stems & greens and store separately.  Beets in a plastic will last several weeks in the refrigerator.  Greens also in plastic will store a few days to a week.

Basic Preparation: Roots

  1. Can Grate and eat raw over a salad or soup.
  2. Steam for 15 minutes or until you can pierce with a fork.  Cool beets in cold water and then peel by rubbing off the skin with your thumbs.  Use gloves if you are worried about pink hands that night.
  3. Bake 45 minutes – 1 hour at 350.  Let cool and peel as described above.

Basic Preparation:  Greens

  1. Add fresh to a salad
  2. Steam 1-2 minutes