Large Red Beets
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Large Red Beets are made up of both an edible root and edible leaves, 10-12 inch red and green leafy stems ascend from red beet's root. Small or medium beets are generally more tender than larger ones. As beets have the highest sugar content of any vegetable, their flavor is typically sweet.

Season

Large Red Beets are available in the Fall.

Storage

Keep Large Red Beets refrigerated, for up to a week or longer if their tops are removed.

Culinary Uses

Large Red Beets are best when slow Roasted or Steamed. They pair well with a wide variety of proteins, spices and other vegetables. They can also be preserved by Pickling, which offers an incredible flavor profile for the beets. The leaves are commonly used as a pot herb or as a Braising Green.

Nutrition

Large Red Beets have repeatedly been shown to support activity within the body's detoxification process, activating and processing unwanted toxic substances up with small nutrient groups.

Gluten Free

Yes

Low Fat

Yes

Low Calorie

Yes