|Meldee with her recent crop|
Beets are a highly nutritious root vegetable, but I know some people don't like them.
I love them!
They are good plain and pickled, boiled or roasted.
My only problem with beets is that I tend to get the red juice all over myself when eating them, no matter how hard I try not to.
Yes. I know. It's a personal problem. Forgive me for over-sharing.
My friend and former roommate, Meldee, sent me these fun photos of her recent beet crop. I think they look pretty good!
Beets, or beetroot, have been eaten for centuries, and they have also been used as a food coloring and a medicinal plant (aiding in digestion and blood illnesses). The greens of the beet are also edible, and when boiled or steamed have a taste and texture similar to spinach.
Seeing Meldee's photos made me hungry for beets!
So, what do you think? Do you like beets?