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Beets, formally known as beetroots, are known for their earthy flavor, vibrant colors, and rich aroma. Beets have earned a reputation as a vibrant and versatile vegetable that is also full of nutrition and health benefits.

Beets are packed with fiber, essential vitamins, minerals and plant compounds, and pack a delicious punch as well to a variety of recipes. Some popular ways to eat beets, instead of just roasting, are to use them in balsamic roasted beet dishes, home-made hummus, fries and salads.

Here’s some other facts on beets.

Beets contain a bit of everything you need in your nutrition plan. One 3.5 ounce serving of boiled beets has:

  • Fat: 0.2 grams
  • Carbs: 10 grams
  • Fiber: 2 grams
  • Folate: 20% of the Daily Value (DV)
  • Manganese: 14% of the DV
  • Copper: 8% of the DV
  • Potassium: 7% of the DV
  • Magnesium: 6% of the DV
  • Vitamin C: 4% of the DV
  • Vitamin B6: 4% of the DV
  • Iron: 4% of the DV

Beets also are rich in folate, manganese and copper, which all play a role in growth, development, heart health, bone formation, nutrient absorption, brain function, energy production and more.

You could almost say, Nothing Beats Beets!

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