Beets are beautiful. . .

and so are my hands after I've finished cutting them up!

Beets and prickly pears are the only two edible sources of a valuable family of pigments called "betalains". Research shows that these pigments are powerful antioxidants, which fight aganist the damage caused by free radicals in our blood.

Beets are also rich in potassium, vitamins A and C, magnesium, riboflavin, iron, copper, calcium, and zinc.

In addition, beets contain betain, whis is very beneficial to the liver and gallbladder. If the liver is unhealthy, the body is unable to process and use vital nutrients and vitamins. Also, the body's ability to process fats and rid itself of toxins and waste is greatly diminished. A low-functioning liver can lead to disorders such as malnutrition, toxcicity, and unhealthy body weight (weight loss or gain).

And lastly, I was posting this while I waited for my beets to finish boiling and all the water boiled out and I burnt the bottom of my pot! Dang it! Does anyone know how to get that black, burned on residue off??
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4 Little Men February 29, 2008 at 2:47 PM  

Great info... I didn't know most of that. What are you putting them in?

what type of pot was it? If it's stainless steel you can scrub it with steel wool.



Kate February 29, 2008 at 6:38 PM  

Mmmm...I LOVE beets! How did you serve them? I've never actually COOKED beets...just bought the jars. That was one of my pregnancy cravings. : ) If you have a good recipe for what dish you prepared with the beets, I'd love to have it!

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