Three Recipes Using Canned Beets
There’s a reason many home cooks wear a protective apron when handling beets. The vibrant root vegetable was actually used in the 16th century as a red dye. But their vibrant color points to more than staining properties – it comes along with rich array of antioxidants and nutrients. Beets contain a healthy dose of vitamin C, iron, potassium and folate. It’s also a fibrous addition to your meal and offers around three grams in a 3/4 cup serving. Some research even suggests consuming beetroot can improve athletic performance due to its nitrate content.
Beyond their nutrition benefits, canned beets are shelf-stable and relatively low-cost. Consider these three recipes using canned beets to level up the antioxidants at your next meal:
- Beet Bruschetta with Yogurt and Pistachios Recipe
- Vibrant Beet Hummus Recipe
- Apple and Beet Salad with Tarragon Vinaigrette Recipe
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