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Beets
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Other names:
Blood turnip, beetroot

Nutrition:
Beets are loaded with vitamins A, B1, B2, B6 and C.  The greens have a higher content of iron compared to spinach.  They are also an excellent source of calcium, magnesium, copper, phosphorus, sodium and iron.

Taste: 
The root becomes very sweet when cooked, particularly roasted. The leaves have a slightly bitter taste.

Uses:
Beets can be boiled or roasted to get a sweeter flavor. Commonly juiced and mixed with carrot juice.

Substitutions:
The only real substitutes are canned beets and possibly carrots depending on the recipe.

Storage:
To store beets, trim the leaves 2 inches from the root as soon as you get them home. The leaves will sap the moisture from the beet root. Do not trim the tail. Store the leaves in a separate plastic bag and use within two days. The root bulbs should also be bagged and can be stored in the refrigerator crisper drawer for 7 to 10 days.

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