Beets

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In Season:
July to December

Shopping and Prep Tips:
Select firm, medium-sized beets with deep red color.  Refrigerate in a plastic bag.

Beets News and Recipes

Get your "Beets" on this summer with the following recipes:

Red Beet, Barley and Mozzarella Salad

Roasted Beet and Candied Walnut Salad

 

Did you know that...    you can wash and add a small amount of your beet greens to salads or boil them and then saute them for a delicious nutritious side dish. 

 

 

Health experts recommend that the average American should:

  1. Choose a variety of vegetables each day to get a good mix of vitamins and minerals.
  2. Eat between 2 and 3 cups of vegetables each day!  For more info on what should be on your plate each day, click here.
  3. Strive to eat from five different groups of vegetables each week - dark green (3 cups), orange (2 cups), legumes (3 cups), starchy vegetables (3-6 cups) and other vegetables (6-7 cups)

    Beets fall under the other vegetables category and are fat free and cholesterol free!

For more nutritional information on the beet, click here.