Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Bring on the Beets!

Beets are currently in season and boy are they good for you.

In my most recent organics delivery straight from the farm, we received what looked like beets. I cut them in half, preparing them for a delicious beet, apple, carrot juice only to discover their candy cane insides. Was this some kind of beet/turnip cross breed? From an organic farm?!

I consulted my trusty 'google' only to discover that that's exactly what they were.

Candy Cane Beets (aka: Chioggia) are as nutritionally dense as your regular beet.
Roast them in the oven, juice them, or grate them on top of a salad.
Beets are excellent liver cleansers and have a extrordinary amount of Vitamin C and folate. Don't get rid of the tops. You can eat those too - why not steam them along with kale and spinach and put that on top of a healthy rice bowl.

You can't beat the beet!

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