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Beets

Beets

Description

Beets come in a few different shapes and jewel-like colors. The most remarkable being the Chioggia beet with its red and white striped, or bulls-eye, cross section. There are also gold, pink and white beets as well as the very common red beet. All beets have a very high sugar content. Chioggia beets are quite mild in flavor compared to the slightly bitter large red beet. Beets are commonly used in salads. Their greens are also quite tender and sweet and can be prepared similarly to spinach or chard.

Seasonal Availability

Summer, fall and winter

Pack Size

Red Beets
25# Bag
12-Bunch Case
Available by the bunch
Available by the pound

Baby Red Beets
24 bunch Case

Gold Beets
25# Bag
12 bunch Case
Pound

Baby Gold Beets
24 bunch case

Chioggia Beets
25# Bag
12 bunch Case
Pound

Baby Chioggia Beets
24 bunch Case

Baby Mixed Beets
24 bunch Case

Applications/Techniques

Beets can be roasted, boiled, steamed and served raw.

History

Beets are native to the Mediterranean. Although the leaves have been eaten since before written history, the beet root was generally used medicinally and did not become a popular food until French chefs recognized their potential in the 1800's.

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