Our 12th kickstarter is launching soon!
To get the earlybird goodies, click "notify me on launch" HERE.
  • Post Reply Bookmark Topic Watch Topic
  • New Topic
permaculture forums growies critters building homesteading energy monies kitchen purity ungarbage community wilderness fiber arts art permaculture artisans regional education skip experiences global resources cider press projects digital market permies.com pie forums private forums all forums
this forum made possible by our volunteer staff, including ...
master stewards:
  • Anne Miller
  • r ranson
  • Pearl Sutton
  • Leigh Tate
stewards:
  • Nicole Alderman
  • paul wheaton
  • Mike Haasl
master gardeners:
  • Carla Burke
  • John F Dean
  • Jay Angler
  • Nancy Reading
gardeners:
  • Beau Davidson
  • thomas rubino
  • Edward Norton

Beet greens aren't just edible, they are good for you

 
Posts: 84
Location: Tunisia
5
trees chicken homestead
  • Likes 7
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
    Number of slices to send:
    Optional 'thank-you' note:
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
Beet leaves are an edible leafy green that are a great replacement for sturdy greens like kale or chard. You can eat raw, steamed, sautéed, braised, or added to soups. You don’t need to waste them since they’re delicious and full of vitamins. The stems and leaves from beets are totally edible, extremely delicious and highly nutritious so they're great for our health!
beetroot-leaves.jpg
[Thumbnail for beetroot-leaves.jpg]
beetroot-plant.jpg
[Thumbnail for beetroot-plant.jpg]
 
pollinator
Posts: 820
Location: South-central Wisconsin
316
  • Likes 4
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
    Number of slices to send:
    Optional 'thank-you' note:
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
Personally, I think beet greens taste better than chard. I'm not much of a "greens" person, but I sometimes chop some beet greens and mix them in with my spaghetti sauce a few minutes before serving.
 
pollinator
Posts: 922
Location: Chicago
284
dog forest garden fish foraging urban cooking food preservation bike
  • Likes 3
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
    Number of slices to send:
    Optional 'thank-you' note:
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator

Ellendra Nauriel wrote:Personally, I think beet greens taste better than chard. I'm not much of a "greens" person, but I sometimes chop some beet greens and mix them in with my spaghetti sauce a few minutes before serving.



I agree. Beet greens are my favorite, but I find chard in comparison fibrous and bland.

My favorite way to eat beet greens is greek-style simply cooked in a little water and dressed with oil and vinegar or lemon juice. Optionally add some chopped garlic.
 
pollinator
Posts: 1507
Location: Southern Oregon
438
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
    Number of slices to send:
    Optional 'thank-you' note:
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
I classify beet greens, chard and spinach as mild and tender. Typically I steam them lightly, then toss with butter. Whereas kale, brassica greens and collards I classify as bitter and tough. They get braised for about 1/2 hour with some fat, liquid and acid.
 
pollinator
Posts: 166
Location: Southeast corner of Wyoming
46
urban fiber arts
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
    Number of slices to send:
    Optional 'thank-you' note:
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
I grow broad stemmed chard.  We take the green part off the stem and use the two parts separately.  Green leaf parts go in salads and other places greens go.  The wide stems are cut in pieces and steamed like asparagus.   And yes I do have beets planted for greens with the roots as an after thought.  In fact Lutz green stem and Lutz pink stem are both beet varieties grown for their greens...
 
today's feeble attempt to support the empire
The Garden Master Course - Full Video - Kickstarter
https://permies.com/t/190216/Garden-Master-Full-Video-Kickstarter
reply
    Bookmark Topic Watch Topic
  • New Topic