Beets are available fresh and canned for good nutrition and convenience. If selecting fresh, choose beets with firm, smooth skins and non-wilted leaves if still attached. Smaller ones are more tender.
Varieties to Explore
Baby Candy Cane Beet
Nutrient Content Claims
Low calorie, Fat free, Saturated fat free, Cholesterol free, Low in sodium, Good source of copper, Good source of manganese
Dietary Fat & Cancer: Development of cancer depends on many factors. A diet low in total fat may reduce the risk of some cancers. Beets are fat free.
Sodium & Hypertension:
- Diets low in sodium may reduce the risk of high blood pressure, a disease associated with many factors. Beets are low in sodium.
- Diets low in sodium may reduce the risk of high blood pressure. Beets are low in sodium.
- Beets, as part of a low sodium diet, may reduce the risk of high blood pressure.
Dietary Saturated Fat & Cholesterol & Risk of Coronary Heart Disease: While many factors affect heart disease, diets low in saturated fat and cholesterol may reduce the risk of this disease. Beets contain no fat, saturated fat or cholesterol.
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.
Check out our beet recipes!
Presence in Ethnic Foods
South East Asia (Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos) / African / Mediterranean / Southern
Social Media Posts
How can you BEET this Raw Beet Noodle Salad from chef Andrew Dole, RD?! http://ow.ly/PNPH306nY1I @fruitsandveggies #haveaplant
We’re taking salads to the NEXT LEVEL! Try this savory Roasted Beet, Watermelon & Medjool Date Salad: http://ow.ly/N9hSJ @fruitsandveggies #haveaplant
Make this PRETTY dip next time for your friends! Enjoy this Beet hummus: http://bit.ly/2NOKIgy @fruitsandveggies #haveaplant
#BEET #Juice? Really? Yep! Use a juicer and combine the juice of a small beet with 1 cup of #100% orange or apple juice. Enjoy! @fruitsandveggies #haveaplant
BEAT the BEETS and use as a puree to accompany roasted chicken or pork by adding to mashed potatoes! @fruitsandveggies #haveaplant
Enjoying more fruits and vegetables, inclusive of fresh, frozen, canned, dried and 100% juice, is a delicious way to enjoy a happy, healthy and active lifestyle. @fruitsandveggies #haveaplant