Beet Greens are the leafy tops of beets. This underrated green is delicious and packed with vitamins and minerals making it a great addition to both salads and cooked dishes!
Scientific Binomial Name: Beta vulgaris
Usage: Greens are used as you would cooked spinach or used as a garnish.
Good-quality Beet Greens will have dark-green colored leaves with rich red veins and fairly long, upright stalks.
Storage: Beet Greens can be stored in your refrigerastor for 3 to 5 days, but don't wash until you're ready to use them.
Avoid greens with leaves that are wilted, yellowing or have dark green patches of slime on parts of the leaves.
Beet Greens Nutritional Information
Serving Size: 1 cup, raw (38g)
Amount Per Serving
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Source: PMA's Labeling Facts
Beet Greens are very low in Saturated Fat and Cholesterol. They're also a good source of Protein, Folate, Pantothenic Acid, Phosphorus and Zinc, and a great source of Dietary Fiber, Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Vitamin E (Alpha Tocopherol), Vitamin K, Thiamin, Riboflavin, Vitamin B6, Calcium, Iron, Magnesium, Potassium, Copper and Manganese.