Did you know that ½ cup of beets has as much potassium as a medium banana but only half the calories?
Avoid beets with soft, moist spots or shrivelled, flabby skin. The taproot, which extends from the bulbous part of the beet, should be slender. When choosing your beets pick equal-sized beets so that they will cook evenly. If the leaves are attached, they should be small, crisp, and dark green. Root bulbs should be bagged and can be stored in the refrigerator crisper 7-10 days. Cooked or open canned beets may be refrigerated up to one week.
So, if you don’t think you are a beet lover, give one of the beet recipes below a try (like a Beet Smoothie). You might just find their taste as good as their nutrition profile.