Beets are traditionally eaten boiled, roasted or raw and even pickled. The greens as well as the root itself are edible. Young leaves are often eaten raw in salads, and adult leaves are more commonly boiled or steamed in a fashion similar to spinach or other greens.
Beets are also high in nutrients such as vitamin C, potassium, and manganese. These nutrients help improve muscle and nerve function, and are also good for your bones, liver, kidneys, and pancreas. Some studies have also shown beets to reduce the risk of cancer, lower blood pressure, and act as an anti-inflammatory.
See below for recipes and storage options for beets.
Aside from pickling and canning beets, they can also be frozen if prepared properly. Here’s how:
Simple Roasted Beets
Baked Rosemary Beet Chips