{candy cane beets – aka chioggia beets}

19 Jul

these are one of my all-time favourite vegetables! i do enjoy beets, but i mostly enjoy these because of the way they look! from the outside, you wouldn’t know that they looked like this inside. but that’s part of what i love about them!

please meet the “candy cane beet” – also known as “chioggia beet” – aren’t they just magnificent?!

my two favourite ways to eat them are :

  • raw, sliced thin, with himalayan pink salt
  • steamed then cooled to room temp, just as is

fun food facts :

also known as “bulls eye beets” – this unique specialty produce item has a sweeter, more robust flavour profile compared to its other beet cousins. they are named after a region in italy, where they predominantly grow. chioggia beets are an excellent source of manganese, folate, vitamin c, magnesium, potassium, and fiber. the leaves of this vegetable are also edible, and serve well sautéed, steamed, or as a chard substitute. 

 

2 Responses to “{candy cane beets – aka chioggia beets}”

  1. Anthony Mark July 19, 2022 at 3:36 pm #

    Wow this is delicious. Thank for sharing the photos and the backstory of the Candy Cane Beets

    Like

  2. David July 25, 2022 at 6:49 am #

    I don’t really like beets. Can I just have more steak please?
    🤣❤️

    Like

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