These little red gems often get snubbed but did you know that they are high in antioxidants and carotenoids? They also contain vitamins A, B1, B2, B6 and C and minerals like folic acid, potassium, magnesium, iron, to name a few, plus they are a good source of calcium and fibre.
I remember as a kid, the only time we ever ate beets was around Christmas time when my grandmother would put the pickled kind out as part of our Christmas dinner. I have to admit, I still like jarred beets however, there are so many different ways to prepare them fresh.
So why not give beets a second chance? Here are a few recipes from our database to get you started.
Do you eat beets and if so, do you have a special recipe to share with us? If so, let us know about it in the comments.