Beets

In Season: July to November

Beets are a great vegetable. The brightly coloured roots are full of important nutrients and lend themselves to a wide variety of dishes. Beets also come in a variety of colours including red, yellow, white or striped. Beets can be roasted, boiled or eaten raw- and don’t throw away those leafy green beet tops. They can be cooked just like leafy green and are delicious steamed or sautéed with a little butter. Good flavour pairings for beets include lemon, dill, parsley, tarragon, cream, goat cheese, apples, carrots and walnuts.

To store cut off beet tops 2 inches from the base and keep in a perforated plastic bag in the vegetable bin of your refrigerator. Stored this way they will keep for several weeks.

Nutritional Information: 

Beets are very low in Saturated Fat and Cholesterol. They are also a good source of Vitamin C, Iron and Magnesium, and a very good source of Dietary Fibre, Folate, Potassium and Manganese.