Beetroot can be cooked or eaten raw. Raw beetroot is a very good source of vitamin C and iron. Beetroot juice is linked to a reduced risk of heart disease. There are some great recipes out there that shows you what you can do with this vegetable. But what about beetroot leaves and their stalks? Quite often they are thrown out because people don't know what to do with them.
Don't Throw Away The Beetroot Leaves!
Beetroot leaves don't need to be thrown out. They are just as edible as the beetroot itself. The deep green and purple colours tell me that they are very nutritious and beneficial to health. The leaves and stalks can be cooked like spinach or used as a salad.
Today, I made a salad using beetroot leaves and stalks and mixed in some balsamic vinegar. Tastes great! Try it for yourself.