The Ingredient: Beets

Oh sweet beets, how do we love thee? Let us count the ways...

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We love RED BEETS because...

  • Of your cancer-fighting properties.
  • One cup of raw beets packs more potassium than a banana!
  • You're high in good carbs, which fuel the body.
  • You're nutritious and delicious from top to tail! In fact, beet greens are packed with nutrients like vitamin C.
  • We love YELLOW BEETS because...

  • Ounce for ounce, you boast almost twice as much folate as spinach. (Great news for pregnant women!)
  • One cup cooked yellow beets has only 70 calories and no trans or saturated fat.
  • You only get brighter and more vibrant when roasted.
  • You're versatile and even make a great cake! You can take your favourite carrot cake recipe and replace the shredded carrots for yellow beets.
  • We love WHITE BEETS because...

  • You're the sweetest of the bunch.
  • You don't stain our hands.
  • You're delicious roasted with salsa verde.
  • We love CANDY CANE BEETS because...

  • You're just so darn pretty!
  • Even raw, you're delicious, which is when you look your most vibrant.
  • You jazz up any salad.
  • When sliced into rounds from the root end, your rings of colour stay intact.
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