beets can't be beat

Every restaurant today features a beet salad and there are so many reasons why this traditional root veg has become a modern must-have. It’s delicious, versatile and SO good for you!

Beets are known for their deep red colour which will stain your hands and clothes if you aren’t careful but what else is amazing about these bright beauties? They provide us with essential everyday nutrients like B vitamins, iron, manganese, copper, magnesium, and potassium.

Boost Endurance! Research suggests that nitrates in beets boost endurance. Athletes who drank fresh beet juice (from 3-5 beets) performed 15% better than others in a study. “Peak nitrate levels occur two to three hours after you eat or drink beets,” so plan accordingly.

Heart Health! Beets are rich in nitrates, betaine, and the B-vitamin folate which research suggests is good for your blood pressure and overall artery health.

Beets

Raw v. Cooked?

It wasn’t so long ago that everyone thought you had to boil or pickle beets. Today we know better! Beets are versatile and delicious raw in raw in salads, added to fresh juices and smoothie bowls.

Beet Banana Coconut Blueberry Chia Seed Smoothies
sandwich with beet,cheese,avocado and arugula
Red Beet Juice In A Glass On A Wooden Background
Beet Hummus web

Yes, boiling beets is fine but roasting them is divine! Add roasted beets to numerous dishes or eat them on their own. We love beet chips, roasted beet hummus, and of course borscht.

Sandwiches Beet Hummus, Capers And Egg
Beet Salad with fresh sweet baby spinach, kale lettuce, nuts, feta cheese and toast with melted cheese WEB

Frequently Asked Questions

At Gwillimdale Farms, we grow our beets in spring and fall, harvesting them generally in June before the hot summer months arrive.

Our beets are small to medium in size, with firm and smooth skins for the best possible flavour.

Our beets are topped to prevent dehydration that will cause wilting and toughening.
Beet greens also will spoil more quickly than the root vegetable so topping them helps to preserve their freshness.

Our beets are small to medium in size, with firm and smooth skins for the best possible flavour.