We have a screen shot of a web search about beets. Notice the color of the beets? They are pictures of red beets only. But beets come in other colors, like purple, orange-yellow (golden beets), yellow, and white varities.
They note that this reddening of the urine is not considered harmful, but may be a possible indicator of the need for a visit to the doctor, as this reddening of the urine can be an indicator of iron deficiency, iron excess, or specific problems with iron metabolism (WHFoods).
As we noted at the on start of the article there are different varieties of beets, that range in different colors. Each beet variety with its color provides different benefits from other bets of a different color.
Beets contain betaine, the same substance that is used in certain treatments of depression. It also contains trytophan, which relaxes the mind and creates a sense of well-being, similar to that of dark chocolate.
Golden beets are a good source of potassium and calcium. They also contain vitamin-C which helps prevent fatty build-up and cirrhosis of the liver, among other things.
The Chiogga beet (as seen in the photo here to the left – bottom left side) or candy cane variety has alternative red and white concentric whorls on the inside of the beet.
Now for our featured recipe, using golden beets, and here is what you will need.
Mix all ingredients above in a small mason jar, cover with lid and shake until combined, set aside.
1 medium golden beet, shredded
1/2 fennel bulb, chopped
1 medium granny smith apple, skin on, shredded (after shredding – squeeze juice from apple shreds)
1/2 cup chopped cilantro
In a medium mixing bowl add dressing. Next add prepared vegetables and cilantro. Mix until well coated. Spoon sald into a serving bowl and garnish with cilantro (optional).
Plate and serve by itself, or with your favorite meat dish.
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