NUTRITIOUS GARDEN BEETS
Beets are nutrient rich! – Vitamin C, A, K, Iron, Manganese, Magnesium, Phosphorus, Dietary Fibre, Copper, Potassium. Folate, Beta-Carotene & more.
Folate has been shown to reduce the risk for heart disease, cancer and depression.
Manganese is needed by our body for wound healing and healthy bones.
Copper keeps our immune system healthy. helps create red blood cells and supports energy production.
Great nutrition for blood pressure, inflammation, digestion, brain health, immunity & even cancer!
What better reason could we have to including beets in out diet!
Last fall when I took out the beets. I was hoping the garden would dry up a bit, but it didn’t. Beets are very precious and nutritious so I just cleaned off all the mud and washed them. I then cooked some in the insta-pot and prepared them for the freezer to use in many ways through the winter. They were either diced or shredded and frozen in 2 cup bags. Any juice was frozen to add to drinks.
STORING RAW BEETS To store the beets raw, I cut off the leaves, scrubbed and dried them well. I put them into plastic bags with a few holes so they would get air and don’t become wet and rot. I put them into the fridge as I don’t have a root cellar. They were fine until after Christmas. I used these before I started using the ones in the freezer. Winnie