Also known as beetroot, are the taproots of the beet plant: the largest, dominant root of a plant.
Beets have been around forever; apparently, they were mentioned in an Assyrian text to be growing the Hanging Gardens of Babylon, were used by the Romans, and included in Medieval meals.
Now beets are popular across Europe, but they are also loved and grown in Ontario!
- Bunching beets have the leafy greens on top left on:
- Detroit Rudibus
- Red Ace
- Ruby Queen
- Beets best for processing include:
- Big Red
- Pacemaker 3
Store in a low-humidity drawer.
Cooked beets are great for salads.
|January to April, July to December|
Nutrition per 125 mL beets (90 g), boiled:
|Total Sugar||7 g|
|Total Dietary Fibre||1.8 g|
|Vitamin C||3 mg|
Provided by Health Canada