06/22/16 - 8:58am
Cultivated beetroot (beets) may be as small as an orange, or as large as a grapefruit. Small to medium beets tend to be sweeter and more tender, and they come in a variety of colors, too – red, white, orange-yellow, even ones with pink and white stripes.
Beets are tasty cooked or raw, with grated raw and peeled beets excellent on top of salads or for making relish. When buying fresh beets, don’t overlook their leafy green tops, which can be stacked, then cut into half-inch slices for boiling, like spinach.