Beet Greens Nutritional Information

July 1st, 2010

I know it can be hard to try something new.  So I wanted to give you  some nutritional info. on beet greens to entice you to eat them!

Beets with Greens

The beets belong to the same family as chard and spinach.  Beet leaves have a bitter taste like chard, but is rich in chlorophyll.  Although bitter, the greens have a higher nutritional value than its roots.

Both beet root and beet greens are very powerful cleansers and builders of the blood.  Betacyanin is the phytochemical in beet that gives it its rich “amethyst” color that significantly reduces homocysteine levels.

Nutritional Benefits

Beets are loaded with vitamins A, B1, B2, B6 and C.  The greens have a higher content of iron compared to spinach.  They are also an excellent source of calcium, magnesium, copper, phosphorus, sodium and iron.

While the sweet beet root has some of the minerals in its greens to a lesser degree, it is also a remarkable source of choline, folic acid, iodine, manganese, organic sodium, potassium, fiber and carbohydrates in the form of natural digestible sugars.

Its iron content, though not high, is of the highest and finest quality that makes excellent food that is blood building.  This renders it highly effective in treating many ailments caused by our toxic environment and surroundings. www.juicing-for-health.com

for more detailed nutritional information go to www.nutritiondata.com  look up beet greens cooked.

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