Beets are round, firm root vegetables with edible, leafy green tops. Although the most common root color is bright red, colors may vary from deep red to yellow or white, and one variety displays concentric rings of red and white. When cooked, they have a tender-crisp texture and a sweet flavor.
Three common varieties are the Lutz salad leaf beet, the Detroit dark red beet, and the Chioggia beet, an Italian favorite with alternate red and white concentric rings. Another type of beet is the spinach or leaf beet, grown not for its root but for its leaves, which are better known as Swiss chard. A third type of beet, the sugar beet, is not grown as a vegetable.
This beet contains twice the sugar of table beets and provides about a third of the
world’s sugar supply. This type of beet also is used as fodder.
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