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Healthy Eating Tip: Don't Toss Those Beet Greens

Healthy Eating Tip: Don't Toss Those Beet Greens

If you've already learned to love beets, then I've got a new assignment for you. Try eating the beet greens on top that you might otherwise cut off and discard.

These hearty leaves look very much like Swiss chard, and not surprisingly, they cook and taste like chard too. Better yet, they're incredibly nutritious. One cup of beet greens has just 39 calories and no fat but contains 220 percent of your daily allowance of vitamin A and 60 percent of your RDI of vitamin C.

Plus, if you're preparing a dish with beets, cooking the greens gives you an instant side dish! Try blanching them in boiling water for a few minutes, then drain the greens before sautéing with a little olive oil, salt, and garlic.

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insanitypepper insanitypepper 7 years
Beet greens are okay, but the ones around here are so sandy & need lots and lots of rinsing.
dunnonuttin dunnonuttin 7 years
I love just about any greens.... but beets.... YUCK! I even juiced them and had to gag it down. I'm sorry but I don't think I could ever "learn to love beets"...
Modus-Vivendi Modus-Vivendi 7 years
I just had these for the first time two weeks ago. They weren't amazing, but I guess getting eaten is better than getting thrown away.
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