Bountiful Beets

Beets can't be beat! With only 44 calories in a 3.5 ounce serving, beetroot is low in fat with 1.7 grams of protein and 2 grams of fiber. Beetroot is loaded with essential nutrients including vitamin C, folate, vitamin B6, magnesium, potassium, phosphorous, manganese, and iron.

Beetroot is good for the heart as it may lower blood pressure and reduces the risk of heart attacks, heart failure and stroke. In addition, beetroot enhances athletic performance by improving oxygen use, may have anti-inflammatory effects, and is beneficial for digestive health.

Many of the local farms in the Inland Empire offer this incredible vegetable all year round and freshly-picked beets are the best. Want quick and easy? Just cut beetroot in cubes, add freshly minced garlic and olive oil, add a pinch of salt, toss, and bake on a baking sheet for about 10 minutes in a 400-degree Fahrenheit oven. You can also juice beets with a little bit of ginger, mix with freshly squeezed orange juice and BOOM! Not to mention the delicious beet leaves – oh yumminess! Simply cook these greens as you would cook spinach, use in fresh salads, or include in your favorite juicing recipes. Check this link out for 38 recipes for beets: Enjoy and have fun creating deliciousness with bountiful beets!

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