Beets are round, firm root vegetables with edible, leafy green tops. Although the most common root color is bright red, colors may vary from deep red to yellow or white, and one variety displays concentric rings of red and white. When cooked, they have a tender-crisp texture and a sweet flavor.

Family Chenopodiaceae Scientific name Beta v, Common name beet

^ Beets are a good source of folate

^ Cooked beet greens are high in vitamin A (beta-carotene) and vitamin C and are a good source of riboflavin and magnesium

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