Beet

Shopping Tips

Look for vegetables that are firm and bright in color – avoid those that are wilted or have wrinkled skins, which are signs of age and damage.

Cooking How-tos

Different vegetables have different cooking times – cook different types separately and then combine.

More On beet

Cut off all but 1 inch of the beet tops; do not pare or remove the roots. Drop the beets into enough boiling water to cover them, and cook them, uncovered, until they are tender, allowing 30 minutes to 1 hour, depending on the age of the beets. ...
The bright-red color of beets is appealing to babies, but be careful since this vegetable easily stains clothes. If you notice that subsequent diapers take on a reddish tint, don't be alarmed; it's normal for babies who eat beets.
I just picked some fresh beets from my garden (the kids had planted them) and so I decided to make something they would enjoy.