Discussion in 'Foods, Treats & Home Recipes.' started by WizKidsMom, Jul 29, 2008.
Has anyone tried beets?
No, I'm Afraid I've Never Tried Beets Before, Great Idea!
But I'd Check The "Safe And Unsafe List".....
Hope I Helped!
its fine- there is/was beet cuttlebone in Vicki's store.........
Lukems - I asked because it is not on either bad/good list.
Thanks Hermez. I just got some fresh from the ground beets. Tomorrow is beet cooking day !
Oh, I'm Sorry Wiz....
I think they like the beets. Scratch marks on a couple and Hermione is sitting in the food dish eating away.
I wonder if they'll contribute good color?
Mine aren't crazy about beets, but if I mix them with sweet potato, then, look out! You'd think they'd be good for coloring (they turn your urine red--just found that out after a trip to the farmer's market) and my aunt uses them to dye her kitchen lace curtains pink. NutritionData.com doesn't show them as having any zeaxanthin and only a small amount of beta carotene, but they don't report on tannin, so maybe that's the color agent??? I know beet tops contain high amounts of oxalic acid but otherwise they are very nutritious too.
Sometimes you can find "golden beets" which are yellow instead of beet red and those are sweet and delicious!!!
You got me doing a lot of research on beets now. The red pigment is betaine. Beets are high in oxalic acid. There is an interesting article on beets consumed by humans HERE.
Because of the oxalic acid I recommend an occasional serving of beets. I also add cuttle bone powder to the dish.
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