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Beets ?

Discussion in 'Foods, Treats & Home Recipes.' started by WizKidsMom, Jul 29, 2008.

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  1. WizKidsMom

    WizKidsMom "Preparing For Third Molt"

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    Has anyone tried beets? :confused:
     
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    Lukems "First Molt In Progress"

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    No, I'm Afraid I've Never Tried Beets Before, Great Idea!
    But I'd Check The "Safe And Unsafe List".....:)
    Hope I Helped!
     
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    its fine- there is/was beet cuttlebone in Vicki's store.........
     
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    WizKidsMom "Preparing For Third Molt"

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    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 !
     
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    Lukems "First Molt In Progress"

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    Oh, I'm Sorry Wiz.... :(
     
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    WizKidsMom "Preparing For Third Molt"

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    I think they like the beets. Scratch marks on a couple and Hermione is sitting in the food dish eating away. :)
     
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    Congrats!!!
     
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    Aseret Hi, I'm New Here!

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    I wonder if they'll contribute good color?
     
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    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.
     
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    Sometimes you can find "golden beets" which are yellow instead of beet red and those are sweet and delicious!!!
     
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    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.
     
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    WizKidsMom "Preparing For Third Molt"

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    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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