About the product
The sweet red, nutrient rich flesh of the beet contains: iron, phosphorus, sodium, magnesium, calcium and potassium. During pregnancy eating beets can reduce the risk of birth defects by increasing folate intake. Store beets uncovered in the fridge.
This product traveled 50 km to reach our warehouse.
Organic , GMO Free , 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
Peas On Earth Organic Garden
Sturgeon County, AB
Peas on Earth – Certified Organic Market Garden, was officially founded by Eric and Ruby Chen in the year 2000. Eric has worked on his family’s vegetable farm since he was in junior high school. After Eric and Ruby finished their studies at the University of Alberta, majoring in Agriculture Economics and Business respectively, they decided to commit to farming on a full time basis. Since then, they have put their minds and souls into their market garden business and have built and nurtured it with love. Eric has been practicing organic farming since the 1990?s but did not apply for organic certification until the year 2000.
Eric and Ruby have chosen organic farming practices in part because they believe that incurable diseases such as cancers are caused by the chemicals used in typical food production. Therefore, they want to do their share in providing the community with a fresh and healthy alternative to the chemically treated and genetically modified foods.
Operating on 65 acres of land with a 5,000 sq. ft. green house facility, Peas On Earth currently have selling locations at the Old Strathcona Farmers’ Market, the St. Albert Outdoor Farmers’ Market, and the Callingwood Farmers’ Market.