Beets are an extremely nutrient dense food. This means they contain a lot of nutrients like vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants without having a lot of calories per serving. Some of the vitamins and minerals in beets include: folate, manganese, fiber, potassium, Vitamin C, tryptophan, magnesium, iron, phosphorus, and copper.
Beets also contain phytonutrients. Phytonutrients are substances in food that help fight various diseases. Beets contain betalains, which have been shown to provide antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and detoxification support. Overall beets are a nutrient packed food that everyone should try to consume on a regular basis. Now I know this information, but sometimes I am not always in the mood for beets. I tried to come up with a recipe that would convince beet haters that beets are delicious and give the beet lovers a new way to enjoy them! Check it out!
- 3 large beets
- 1/4 cup olive oil
- 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
- 1 red onion
- 1 tsp cumin
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Wrap beets in foil and bake in oven for 45 minutes.
- While beets are baking gather the rest of the ingredients and place in a large bowl. Mix well.
- When the beets are soft enough to put a fork in, take them out of the oven and let cool for 5 minutes.
- Run beets under cold water and peel off skin. Chop up the beets into little cubes. Mix in with marinade and onions. Marinate in the fridge or eat immediately.