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beet,

biennial or annual root vegetable of the family Chenopodiaceae (goosefootgoosefoot,
common name for the genus Chenopodium, as well as for the goosefoot family, Chenopodiaceae, a family of widely distributed shrubs and herbs that includes the beet, spinach, and mangel-wurzel.
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 family). The beet (Beta vulgaris) has been cultivated since pre-Christian times. Among its numerous varieties are the red, or garden, beet, the sugar beet, Swiss chard, and several types of mangel-wurzel and other stock feeds. Both the roots and the foliage of the red beet are edible, as is the foliage of Swiss chard and similar varieties. The easily stored roots of the mangel-wurzel [Ger.,=beet root] are much used for fodder in Europe and Canada and to a lesser extent in the United States. The biennial beet is often used in crop rotation. The foliage of the sugar beet and several other varieties is also used as feed. The sugar beet, cultivated commercially throughout the temperate zone, to which it is well adapted, provides about one third of the world's commercial sugar production; virtually all the rest comes from sugarcanesugarcane,
tall tropical perennials (species of Saccharum, chiefly S. officinarum) of the family Gramineae (grass family), probably cultivated in their native Asia from prehistoric times.
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. In the United States, sugar beets are grown extensively from Michigan to Idaho and in California, accounting for more than half of United States sugar production. Since the 18th cent. selective breeding has raised the root's sucrose content from 2% or 4% to 15% and even 20%. The extracted beet sucrose, dissolved in water, is refined and granulated, much like cane juice, to make sugar. Beets are classified in the division MagnoliophytaMagnoliophyta
, division of the plant kingdom consisting of those organisms commonly called the flowering plants, or angiosperms. The angiosperms have leaves, stems, and roots, and vascular, or conducting, tissue (xylem and phloem).
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, class Magnoliopsida, order Caryophyllales, family Chenopodiaceae.
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Good blood builder, rich in minerals, especially IRON*, great source of calcium, magnesium and selenium. Beet juice is rich in iron, sodium, potassium, phosphorus, calcium, sulphur, chlorine, iodine, copper, Vit A, B1, B2, B6, niacin. Juice has cancer-fighting properties, great for skin, gallbladder & liver. Juice or blend beet leaves for strong healing qualities.

beet

[bēt]
(botany)
Beta vulgaris. The red or garden beet, a cool-season biennial of the order Caryophyllales grown for its edible, enlarged fleshy root.

beet

1. any chenopodiaceous plant of the genus Beta, esp the Eurasian species B. vulgaris, widely cultivated in such varieties as the sugar beet, mangelwurzel, beetroot, and spinach beet
2. the leaves of any of several varieties of this plant, which are cooked and eaten as a vegetable
3. red beet the US name for beetroot
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Jeweled Beet Salad 4 medium-size beets with greens 1/4 cup rice vinegar, plus more to taste 2 tablespoons chopped fresh chives 2 tablespoons chopped fresh mint 1 tablespoon fresh orange juice 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil Salt and freshly ground black pepper 4 ounces soft fresh goat cheese, crumbled Separate the beet greens from the roots.
Arrange some beet stems and beet greens on to p and set a bass fillet in the center.
In an 8-quart saucepot, combine spinach leaves, mustard greens, beet greens, cabbage, watercress, parsley, green onions, bay leaf and water.
1 onion, chopped 3 cloves garlic, minced 4 ribs celery, chopped 1 zucchini, sliced 3 carrots, sliced 1 parsnip, peeled and sliced 1 rutabaga, peeled and chopped 1/2 pound green beans, chopped (about 2 cups) 1 turnip, peeled and diced 1 cup chopped beet greens 1 cup fresh or frozen corn kernels 1 bay leaf 6 cups vegetable or chicken broth (low-salt)
This group includes spinach, collards, kale, mustard greens, turnip greens, beet greens, Swiss chard, and broccoli.
A few extra minutes given to careful planting will enable you to enjoy delicacies later on in the form of small leaves of salad greens, baby carrots and beet greens cooked with tiny beets attached to them.
Whisk to combine, add the beet greens, and toss to combine.
She had just found a particularly nice bunch of fresh beets at the Greater Worcester Farmers Market and a recipe for dinnertime beet rapture online: "Roasted Beet Salad with Oranges and Beet Greens.
Cleaned or bagged greens, such as spinach, kale, collards, mustards, or beet greens.
Beet greens will take a fair amount of frost, but will be killed by successive frosts and cold temperatures.
Dark blotches and tunnels in the leaves of beet greens, spinach, and Swiss chard are the work of the spinach leaf miner.