2nd October 2019

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Can you eat the leaves of beets?

Here's a tip: when you're washing and peeling the beets, and you trim off the green leafy tops, don't toss them away! The greens and the stems are edible, and make a great substitute for any green such as spinach, swiss chard, and bok choy. They can be steamed, sauteed, braised, added to soups, and eaten raw.

Beside this, is it OK to eat the leaves of beets?

Beet greens and radish greens are not only safe to eat, they are packed with nutritional value. Both are hardy plants that are easy to grow. You might even want to grow them primarily for their leaves, which can be harvested gradually as the plant matures.

How do you cook beet leaves?

Directions
  1. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add the beet greens, and cook uncovered until tender, about 2 minutes.
  2. Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Stir in the garlic and red pepper flakes; cook and stir until fragrant, about 1 minute.
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