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** Beets **

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*Description:* Beets are a root crop with round red or gold flesh. Beet
leaves are also edible.

*Selection:* Choose beets with tops attached. Bunches with beets of similar
size will cook more evenly. Very large beets are sometimes woody and tough;
those that are about 2 inches in diameter are just right.

*Storage and handling:* Remove the leaves and treat them like other greens.
Store beets in a plastic bag in the refrigerator crisper drawer for 2-3
weeks, or in a root cellar. Before eating, scrub with a brush, remove
dangling roots and all but an inch or so of the tops.

*Preparation:* *Boil* for 20-30 minutes, drain, cool and peel. *Microwave*
1 pound of whole 2-inch beets by placing in covered dish with 1⁄4 cup
water and cooking 10-11 minutes. *Pressure-cook* for 12-20 minutes,
depending on size. Skins will slip off easily after cooking. *Sauté*
peeled, shredded beets, covered, for 10 minutes.

*Serving suggestions:* Peel and shred raw


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Early fall farmer's markets are the best place to find fresh beets.

A root vegetable, beets are available all year long, but are at their best
from June through October. Beets haven't always been the beloved vegetable
they are today; for decades, they were an unglamorous yet inexpensive dish
that most families could afford to put on the table. However, with their
deep red color and sweet, earthy taste, these vegetables have become
popular among chefs and home cooks alike.

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