On my weekly trip to Trader Joe’s, I purchased a one pound bag of organic beets. I hate to admit this, but I have never cooked beets before. I don’t why either, because I love to eat them. So I searched the Internet on how to cook beets. It was so simple. First, I trimmed the ends. Then I filled a saucepan with water and added 2 tablespoons of vinegar and simmered for about 50 minutes, until tender to the poking of a fork. The directions recommended the vinegar to prevent “bleeding,” but there was still a lot deep pink everywhere! I used many paper towels, so as not to stain anything!
When the beets were done cooking, I rinsed them off and dried them using lots of paper towels. Finally, I sliced the tasty vegetable and they were ready to eat. I was amazed how delicious they were with no seasonings. They are so healthy for you too! Here is a list of some of the health benefits associated with them:
- Lower blood pressure
- Boost your stamina
- Fight inflammation
- Anti-cancer properties
- High in vitamin C, fiber, potassium and manganese
I will be preparing my own organic beets from now on, especially when I can inexpensively and easily buy them at my local Trader Joe’s! They make a terrific snack all by themselves or a wonderful ingredient in salads!