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Beets

Nutrition Benefits

Folate: may lower your risk of heart disease.

Low in sodium: may help reduce high blood pressure.

Selection

Choose beets that are smooth, firm, round, and dark in color. Smaller beets are often more tender.

Storing

If there are leaves, remove them. They can be cooked or eaten raw. Store beets in a plastic bag in the refrigerator for up to 3 weeks.

Cleaning

Rinse the beets under cool running water and scrub with a vegetable brush.

Preparing

The insides of beets will stain counters, cutting boards, and hands. If you need to cut your beets, cover your work surface with wax paper or plastic wrap before you begin.

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