This week’s bag features Beets! Beets are the beetroot, or the taproot portion of the beet plant. Usually beets are deep purple, golden, or red, though many varieties exist. The pigments that give beets their rich colors are called betalains. Other than as a food, beets are uses as a food coloring, dye, and for medicinal purposes. Beets are often eaten boiled, roasted, pickled or raw. They can be added to salads, roasted as side dish or made into soups, among many other recipes. The green, leafy portion of the beet is also edible. Beet greens can be eaten as a salad green or sauteed in a bit of olive oil or balsamic vinegar and salt for a delicious side dish. What else is in this week’s bag?
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This week’s Meal Kit Recipe is Swiss Chard with Lentils and Feta Cheese!