Beets are deep red, or white in color. Sugar is produced from one variety (Sugar Beets) and the red color is used in food coloring. They may be eaten raw or cooked.
Choose beets with firm, smooth skins and non-wilted leaves if still attached. Smaller ones are more tender.
Remove leaves, leaving about an inch of the stems. Use leaves as greens- raw or cooked. Store roots in a plastic bag in refrigerator for up to 3 weeks. Wash before cooking.
Fat free, saturated fat free, cholesterol free, low sodium, excellent source of folate.
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