If You Can’t “Beet” Them, Then Enjoy ThemBeets are a fall vegetable that often get upstaged by other more prominent vegetables like squash, sweet potatoes and carrots.
Beets are good sources of nutrients, vitamins C and K, fiber and iron. They are also a good source of betaines and betalains, compounds that can help reduce inflammation and keep your liver healthy.
· Roasting beets with the skins on preserves their nutrients and brings out their sweet side. Don’t forget the antioxidant-rich edible leaves and stems: sauté with minced garlic and olive oil until wilted and tender.
· Beets can be used to make juice. For a healthy juice blend, combine one or two small beets with carrots and apples.
· Raw, grated beets add crunch to a salad. Sprinkle with walnuts and Parmesan or goat cheese to compliment beet’s flavor.