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Different Varieties of Beets 
What's the difference between red beets and gold beats?
Golden beets are a bit less sweet than red beets, but also have a more mellow and less earthy flavor all around. If nothing else, golden beets add a bright, zesty yellow color when served roasted or in salads


Beets are packed with essential nutrients, beetroots are a great source of fiber, folate (vitamin B9), manganese, potassium, iron, and vitamin C. Beetroots and beetroot juice have been associated with numerous health benefits, including improved blood flow, lower blood pressure, and increased exercise performance.

If you'll be eating beets raw, you'll want to peel off the hard outer skin with a vegetable peeler. Fresh, raw beets can be finely grated into salads for color or used as a garnish for soup. But beets are usually roasted, boiled or steamed and cut into thin slices, cubes or chunks as in this Winter Beet Salad recipe


BUYING BEETS:
Best if the leaves are still attached. Leaves are edible (like 2 veggies in one!) IF Not leaves, make sure the "tail" is still on the beet.
TO STIRE THEM: Cut the leaves off about 1 inch from the top of the Beet and put in the refrigerators. Will stay fresh for up to 3 weeks.


CAUTION: Red Beets STAIN! Be careful around items you don't want to get ruined. Rub your hands with wet salt and lemon juice and then wash with soap and water. To clean cutting boards and plastic containers, use a bleach solution. Be careful about splashing beet juice on your clothes.

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