I have had a taste for beets ever since I read here that the Hooley family was making pickled beets. I had my first beet five years ago in a restaurant salad and ever since…I’ve been hooked! I crave beets sometimes…I don’t know why…they must have something in them that my body needs?
The beet is a lowly root vegetable, but even the ancient Romans recognized them as a health food. Beets can be pickled, served in a salad, steamed and served with butter. In Eastern Europe, beets are made into borscht, a cold soup. Beets are commercially important because of their high sugar content (oh, now I get it–my body needs sugar!?) They are also known antioxidants and help to lower cholesterol. With all of that going for them….have you had your beets today?