Welcome to Just Beet It!
We celebrate the extraordinary and humble beet by sharing creative beet recipes, lively beet blogs, fascinating beet history, interesting beet facts and trivia, detailed beet nutrition, and delightful beet puns. We hope you fall (more deeply) in love with the marvelous root vegetable and join our beet-enthused community.
Beets are un"BEET"able in their health benefits, flavor, and diversity. Did you know the humble beet is edible from root to leaf? Enjoy Quick-Pickled Beet Stems or increase your “Popeye” strength with some sauteed Superhero Beet Greens. Looking to boost your energy or workout performance? Drink some Beet Carrot and Ginger Wellness Juice or Raw Beet, Apple and Ginger Detox Smoothie. Feeling extra BEETastic, try Beetroot and Garlic Hummus or Vegan Red Borscht (Beet Soup). Beetroot is also a great addition to desserts. Vegan Beet Chocolate and Date Mousse will surely make your heart "BEET"!
Beet History and Nutrition
Beetroots and beet greens are nutritious, flavorful, vibrant, and versatile. Since ancient times, the beet has been used as a healing food, treating blood disorders, bad breath, coughs, constipation, fevers, skin disorders/wounds, and as an aphrodisiac. In addition to the diverse medicinal properties, the beetroot and beet leaves offer numerous vitamins and minerals, such as Folate, Vitamin C, Vitamin A, Iron, Magnesium, Copper, and Manganese. The remarkable beet improves circulation, enhances cardiovascular function, detoxifies the liver, increases immunity, and provides powerful antioxidants. Add beets to your diet. Your body will thank you!
Ever heard that beetroot juice reduces blood pressure and keeps your heart in a good shape? There are many benefits to consuming this plant rich in multiple vitamins and nutrients.
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As it turns out, beets have every reason to be a kid’s favorite vegetable. Who knows, they may become your favorite, too!
Whether you seek vibrant skin, increased energy, or better immunity, beet juice can improve your health from the inside out!
The beet is a fabulous vegetable plant for beginning gardeners. Beetroot and beet greens are rich in nutrients and vitamins and quite easy to grow.
Did you know that beets have been used to cure hangovers, heal dandruff, and enhance sexual performance? Beets are rad!
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Did you know that beets can improve your exercise performance and create better mental clarity? Beets offer a number of health benefits!
The red or pink color in your urine (and stools) after eating beets can cause much distress and alarm, but the discoloration is harmless and fascinating.
Looking for simple ways to prepare beets? Cooking beets may seem daunting, but there are numerous ways to prepare beets.