We have been including beet often in our weekly meals this winter mainly because Grinnell Heritage Farms are supplying at least three varieties on a regular basis: red, chiogga and gold. We love the flavors and colors of all of them; they brighten the plate and palate in this cold, dark wintertime.
In addition to their unique flavor and appearance beets provide a great array of health benefits. Among other things beets increase the number of white blood cells, can lower blood pressure and improves blood flow through the body.
While hard to find in winter, whenever possible don’t neglect the beet greens which are excellent sources of iron, calcium, manganese and potassium. Vitamins A, C and folic acid are strong in their profile
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