The Health Benefits of Beets and Recipes to Try

Beets with dill. Photo by Eleni Sakellis

Beets are full of vitamins and antioxidants. They are a rich source of folate and contain vitamin C, fiber, and essential minerals including potassium- needed for healthy nerve and muscle function, and manganese- good for the bones, liver, kidneys, and pancreas. They can be boiled, roasted, pickled, or steamed for a variety of recipes. Beets are most often a side dish in Greek cuisine served alongside nistisima meals during Great Lent or with skordalia and bakaliaro on the days when …

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