The news: Still found mainly in farmers’ markets but starting to show up in specialty grocery stores, these red-and-white–striped roots
are sweeter than other beets―and so beautiful, they might win over any beet doubters.
Feel-good factors: Beets have lots of fiber, potassium, iron, and folic acid, a B vitamin. Betacyanin, the pigment that gives beets their color, is a powerful antioxidant.
Ways to try them: Sauté the greens. Roast beets until just tender; cut up for salads (they’re great with avocados). Slice raw beets paper-thin; add to soup.
Recipe: Gold Beet and Beet Greens Soup