High in vitamin A, vitamin B6, minerals, fibre, and antioxidants.

Beets

The word “beets” conjures up an image of red beets, however, not all beets are red/purple in colour. BCfresh grows many colours and varieties of beets including Red, Golden and Candy Cane. They are all nutritious and sweet. Raw, they are crunchy and when cooked they turn soft and buttery.

Red Beets

red beets

When working with red beets, wear gloves, or use lemon juice to remove red stain from hands.

Select:
Medium-sized
Well-shaped and clean
Tops removed (beets are topped to prevent dehydration)
Smooth outer skin with a suede-like nap

Local BCfresh beets are available July through May.
Imported product (Bestfresh) is available the remainder of year.

Soups and stews
Side dish for sausage, roasts, and meatloaf
Grate raw on salads and soups
Pickled


Roast, boil, steam, microwave, grill, pressure cook

Store beets at 32°F /0°C with relative humidity of 90–95%.
To help maintain freshness, sprinkle beets lightly with water.

Golden Beets

golden beets

Golden beets are stain-free, and sweeter than their red cousin. Some people think they are the ugliest variety.


Select:
Medium-sized
Well-shaped and clean
Tops removed (beets are topped to prevent dehydration)
Smooth outer skin with a suede-like nap

Local BCfresh beets are available July through May.
Imported product (Bestfresh) is available the remainder of year.

Grate, slice thinly, or shave raw on salads and soups


Roast, boil, steam, microwave, raw

Store beets at 32°F /0°C with relative humidity of 90–95%.
To help maintain freshness, sprinkle beets lightly with water.

Candy Cane Beets

red beets

Not as nutty flavoured as golden beets or as earthy as red, candy cane beets present beautifully when sliced or shaved. Cooking will fade the brilliant colour.


Select:
Medium-sized
Well-shaped and clean
Tops removed (beets are topped to prevent dehydration)
Smooth outer skin with a suede-like nap

Local BCfresh beets are available July through May.
Imported product (Bestfresh) is available the remainder of year.

Grate, slice thinly, or shave raw onto salads and soups
Fried for chips


Roast, boil, steam, microwave, raw to maintain striped presentation

Store beets at 32°F /0°C with relative humidity of 90–95%.
To help maintain freshness, sprinkle beets lightly with water.

Recipes for Beets

Balsamic Roasted Kabocha Squash and Beets

Balsamic Roasted Kabocha Squash and Beets

Kabocha squash is one of those seasonal treats that’s only available for a short time each year. Roasting brings out the inherent natural sugars of the BCfresh squash and beets and gives it star status.

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