Baby Golden Beets
24 Bunches (3-5 Beets Per Bunch)
USA or Mexico (Depending on Availability)
Golden beets (aka yellow beets, golden beetroot) are a yellow variety of beet that can be used as an alternative to the common red beet. Baby golden beets are roughly the size of a golf ball.
Beets are a rich source of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. They are generally regarded as good for the heart and circulatory (vascular) system and may help reduce the risk of liver disease.
Store baby golden beets in your refrigerator. Because the attached greens can draw moisture from the root, remove them from the root (leaving about an inch attached) soon after arrival to promote a longer shelf life.
Approximately one week. Once separated from the root, the greens will last a few days.
RECIPES & TIPS
Beets should be peeled prior to being served (raw or cooked).
Golden beets can generally be substituted for conventional red beets in recipes. They can be prepared raw or cooked (usually roasted, boiled, steamed or pickled) as you would conventional beets. Most people cook them with the skin on, as they’re easier to peel once cooked and the skin can help protect their color and nutrients while cooking.
Use beets in side dishes, salads, or soups.
Pair golden beets with ingredients like butter, shallots, mustard, beef, cream, sour cream, fennel (bulb, seeds, fronds), vinegars & vinaigrettes, ham, blue or goat cheese, dill, nuts, citrus, tarragon or horseradish.
Raw golden beets can be very thinly sliced or grated for use in salads & sides. If you’d like to add starch to your salad, try combining them with cooked pasta, heirloom potatoes, couscous or cooked whole grains.
Beet greens are edible (but should be well rinsed to remove grit) and can be sautéed for a quick, easy and tasty side dish.