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The Mighty Beet: Not Just for Borscht, Anymore!

Beets are full of Vitamin C, and their juice can help lower blood pressure. Believe it or not, you can also eat the leaves. Some people like to sauté them with other vegetables and a little bit of oil. You can also steam them or add them to soups. We have included a recipe that features the mighty beet for you to try. Let us know how it goes!

Roasted Beet Salad

4 Beets
2 Navel Oranges
Soft cheese of choice (bleu, feta, goat, etc)
Olive oil
Salt & Pepper to taste
¼ Cup Toasted nuts (hazelnuts or pecans)

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
Remove the tops from the beets and wash them.
Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil, place the beets on it, drizzle with olive oil, and wrap beets tightly in the foil.
Roast about an hour, until you can insert a knife easily.
Let the beets cool and then remove their skins.
Peel and slice the oranges and set them aside.
Slice the beets into thin sections and arrange them on plates.
Add oranges and nuts and crumbled cheese.
Sprinkle with salt and pepper.

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