The beet has been cultivates for its roots and leaves for thousands
of years. In ancient times, it was used for medicinal purposes. In the
fourth century, beet recipes were recorded in England.
The garden beet ranges from dark purplish-red to a bright vermillion
to white. Typical beets found in markets are red. Available throughout
the year, their peak months are May through October.
When selecting beets, pay no attention to the leaves. Beets that
stayed in the ground too long are tough and woody. These have short
necks, deep scars or several circles of leaf scars around the top of
Beets are full of important minerals that benefit many body organs.
When juiced according to the Liver
Mover recipe, the juice is key in detoxifying the liver. It also
assists in ailments in the gall bladder.
Beets help eliminate toxins from the bowel. Their Vitamin A content
is very high, so it not only is good for the eliminative organs, but
also in the body's lymphatic areas as well.
Nutrition facts for Beets
0.21 grams fat,
Carbohydrates: 12 grams,
Fiber: 3 grams,
Protein: 2 grams