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They are delicious, sweet and full of color. Beets are some of the most ebible and most delicious plants. Here’s more information on how to get your beets on!
What are Beets?
Also known as beetroots, beets are in fact the taproot portion of the beet plant. You can pretty much eat both the greens and the root itself.
Beets are high in vitamins and minerals like Vitamins A, B, C, beta carotene and folic acid.
How to Grow Beets
Beets are grown best in full sun and well-drained soil. Use good organic material to amend your garden soil.
Varieties Of Beets
Since beets from their greens to the roots are almost completely edible, there are several varieties like Detroit Park Red, Early Wonder, Sangria and Sweetheart.
Uses of Beets
Use beets in salads, on their own as side dishes and also try it as food coloring. They are a pretty versatile plant.
Beets With Pecorino, Pecans and Shishito Peppers
This recipe is a vegan delight. You can use small or mixed beets like red or golden, olive oil, kosher salt, thyme, red wine vinegar, shishito peppers, pecans and top with pecorino cheese. Fantastic.
Beet and Rye Panzanella
The beets replace the tomato in this great take on Panzanella salad. If you don’t have rye bread, use whatever kind of bread of you have on hand.
Berry, Beet, Mint, Lime and Chia Seed Smoothie
Here’s a healthy smoothie to start your day off right. You can also mix up the ingredients with coconut water and with juice.
Roasted Golden Beet Salad with Pea Shoots and Fennel Fronds
Need a meatless lunch? Then try this show stopper. You can use this as a main dish or as a side dish.
Deep Fried Beets With Horseradish Dip
The beets are steam-cooked until they are tendered and then deep fried. Serve with horseradish dip.
Beet Panna Cotta and Meyer Lemon Mousse
Beets for dessert? Why not?! They are sweet and their pretty color make this is a stunning dessert.
Bratwurst and Red Cabbage
This dish not only has beer, bratwurst and red cabbage, but also a coarsely grated medium-sized beet. Perfect one pot meal.