About the product
These beets are very much similar to the bunched red beets you are used to seeing. The only difference is the colour of the beets themselves. These beets have a golden orange colour, and the beet greens are all green, without the red veins found in the red beets. Be sure to eat your beet greens, they're packed with nutrients and taste great!
This product traveled 1208 km to reach our warehouse.
Organic , Vegan/Dairy Free
Cut off greens leaving 1-2 inches at base. Store beets and greens separately. Greens are highly perishable so eat them right away or store in plastic in the fridge for up to 2 days. The beets themselves last up to 3 weeks if stored in a perforated plastic bag in the fridge. Once cooked, beets last up to a week in the fridge.
Preparation Tip: Wash carefully. Best to cook beets whole to keep their intense crimson colour. Beets can be steamed, boiled, baked, or roasted. The easiest way to prepare beets is to wrap in foil and cook at 375 F until tender, or roast them on a baking sheet. A fast method is to grate raw beets and sauté them for about a minute, or just keep them raw and toss the gratings on a salad.
Did you know... When boiling, you can help beets keep their color by adding 2 tablespoons of lemon juice or vinegar to the cooking water.
They can be harvested any time during their growth cycle.
Culinary Compatibility: Fresh herbs, buttermilk, yogurt, sour cream, mustard, horseradish, salty cheeses, citrus, and vinegars.
Health Information: Two cooked beets have 44 calories and provide 36% of the recommended daily intake of folate. A source of potassium, vitamin C, calcium, vitamin B6, folate, riboflavin, thiamine and iron.
Beets have the highest sugar content of any vegetable.
About the vendor
Mount Vernon, WA
Ralph’s Greenhouse is a small family farm located in Northwest Washington State. The De Vries Family moved from the Netherlands in the 1950’s and settled in the Skagit Valley. 1980 Ralph retired from dairy farming and started a big garden. Ralph didn’t use herbicides, pesticides or artificial fertilizers because he said, “we didn’t use them in the old country.” The retirement garden grew into a thriving business and in 1988, Ralph’s son Ray stepped in to keep the family farm going.
Today Ralph’s Greenhouse continues to provide you with leeks, carrots, beets and other cold weather crops that grow so well in our wet, marine climate.