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.