Whether you love them or despise them, this cool weather crop flaunts its gorgeous colors in dishes and at farmers markets around San Diego
Beets are packed with nutrients and their uses are much more versatile than simply being served in a salad with goat cheese.
The most popular types of beets we see and consume are red and golden. If you are not a big fan of the red root’s taste, give its brighter cousin a try as they tend to be sweeter and less earthy. Chioggia is another type worth exploring. It may not be in stock at your local grocery store but you can still find this gorgeous Italian variation at places such as Specialty Produce. Its eye-catching white and pink interior rings will make any dish a showstopper. San Diego Seed Company sells seeds for several varieties if you are interested in growing your own beets.
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