Beets - Red

Quick Facts

Availability: July
Quantity: Bunch
Flavor: Sweet, rich, earthy
Texture: crunchy when raw, creamy and velvety when cooked
Use: Can be consumed raw or cooked
Grown:  Field

Storage and Preparation

Short Term Storage: Store beets unwashed in and open plastic bag in the refrigerator for two to three weeks.
Preparation: Before consuming or preparing beets wash thoroughly with cold running water. 

Pairings and Nutrition

Pairings: Small beets are great to eat raw on top of a salad or graded in coleslaw. Beets are delicious when roasted, boiled, steamed or even microwaved.  Beets are very hearty when cooked and can add distinct flavor to a dish.
Nutrition: Adults should consume 1.5-2 cups of dark green vegetables per week according to the USDA MyPlate recommendations.  Beets are a good source of folate, and potassium.