are loaded with vitamins A, B1, B2, B6 and C. The greens have
higher content of iron compared to spinach. They are also an
excellent source of calcium, magnesium, copper, phosphorus, sodium and
becomes very sweet when cooked, particularly roasted. The
leaves have a slightly bitter taste.
Beets can be
boiled or roasted to get a sweeter flavor. Commonly juiced
and mixed with carrot juice.
real substitutes are canned beets and possibly carrots
depending on the recipe.
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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