Today’s how-to video will show you how to choose, prep, store, and cook fresh beets. I love beets because you get two organic veggies for the price of one! Beet greens are rich in nutrients like iron, and the vibrant color is a sign of phytonutrients. Beets are an excellent example of eating the rainbow. They’re full of anti-oxidants which help fight inflammation. Since I buy beets about once a week, I share all my tips for how to prep and store them for the best results, and give you several cooking ideas.
Note: Once you have rolled the clean beet greens up in a kitchen towel, store them in a plastic bag in the fridge. Note that they may stain the towel a little. I save old cotton kitchen towels for just this purpose: the big white square ones. I also store the clean and dry beet roots in a plastic bag. Once they are cooked I put them in a glass food container, or I might quarter them after peeling and freeze them on a silicone-lined baking sheet. Then I store in a zip-top bag for adding to smoothies. You may wish to wear gloves when peeling and quartering beets.