Often overlooked, beets are stunningly beautiful and rich in nutrients. They offer a sweet and refreshing flavor, and their uses are diversified, whether raw or cooked. Low-calorie beets increase energy, provide iron, folate and vitamin C and boost immunity. Nothing beats a beet!
Beet juice can stain, so protect your countertop or cutting board when preparing them. Keep the skin when cooking beets; this will maintain the beet’s flavor and color. Put on some disposable, plastic gloves, and peel them after they’re cooked; the skin will slip right off! Beets are delicious in salads. They can be steamed or boiled, but for the best flavor, try roasting them.
One half-cup serving of beets contains only 37 calories and 2 grams of fiber.