Beets are good for you. They can help lower blood pressure, fight inflammation, and have anti-cancer properties.
My grandmother used to make the best borscht in the world. None of us can make it like she did. I have tried a few times. She would boil pork ribs to make the broth.
I like to eat them raw on a salad, or cooked with a little salt and vinegar. They're great boiled, steamed or roasted. They're great for making soup. They're great for pickling! They're great for juicing! They can be used as a natural food colouring. Beets are wonderful!
Yesterday I boiled some beets and decided to drink the cooking liquid. I peeled the beets and removed the ends before I cooked them, so the liquid was clean. Mine didn't come with leaves, but if you do buy them in bunches, save the leaves, chop them very small and add them to the broth.
I had about 1/2 cup of liquid by the time the beets were done. I only boiled 3 beets. I added a pinch of salt, a pinch of dried dill and about 1/2 a teaspoon of apple cider vinegar. It was tasty!
If you add more water to the pot at the beginning, you'll end up with more broth at the end. It'll be delicious. Try it!
Here are some articles about the health benefits of beets.
Organic Facts About Beets
And here are some awesome beet recipes!
Vegan Lentil Soup with Roasted Beets and Butternut Squash
Traditional Ukranian Borscht
Roasted Whole Beets without Foil
Crunchy Raw Beetroot Salad With Feta and Pear
Spring Clean Raw Beet, Carrot, and Apple Salad
Colorful Beet Salad with Carrot, Quinoa & Spinach
Golden Beet Salad
Raw Pickled Beets
7 Delicious and Nutritious Beetroot Juice Recipes
Love Beets - lots of beet recipes here!