Roasted and tossed in a salad, pickled, juiced or grated into soup — however you prepare them, beets always make a welcome addition to any meal.

Beets are a great source of folate, vitamin C and potassium. When you bring your beets home from the store make sure to separate the leafy greens, as they spoil much faster. Beets can be stored in the fridge for up to two weeks. Treat leafy beet tops like spinach in sautées, soups and even omelettes.

With endless ways to prepare and enjoy them, these hearty ruby-coloured root vegetables are known for their earthy sweetness. Beets come in a variety of colours: the classic red, yellow and the festive-looking red-and-white-striped beet.

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