The Big Heart of Beats

Vitamins B, C, carotene, calcium, magnesium, zinc, potassium, sodium, silicon, iron, selenium, antioxidants, trace elements, folic acid, … Beets, the root of the plant with the Latin nameBeta vulgaris, protect the body against cancer, benefit the cardiovascular system, improve blood circulation to the brain and its function, improve the quality of hair, nails and skin, lower cholesterol, strengthen bones and regulate blood sugar levels. In short, it is a miracle!
červená řepa v miskách
They can, of course, be canned, but if you prefer to process them fresh, place the tubers in a container of moistened sand and wash all the “hearts” clean, but not dry, so that there is room for each. The ideal temperature for storage is a little above freezing, but a cool, dark place will do. Beets should last until spring. Here are two of my favorite recipes:

Beet spread
1-2 fresh beets
1 sour cream
1 cube lucina
1 cube brinza or natural goat cheese
2-3 garlic cloves
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Do not boil or bake the chopped beets, just grate them, mix them with cream, lucina, and brinza or goat cheese, add a few cloves of garlic, salt and pepper (I use white pepper). As you can see, fresh beets are the easiest to prepare and actually the healthiest. The unusual pink spread is guaranteed to please even those who don\’t like beets.

Fried vegetable chips
1-2 fresh beets
Olive oil
Salt, dried garlic, smoked paprika, spices to taste

Pour the appropriate amount of olive oil into a bowl and add the spices. Peel and slice the beets. Dip them in the oil and place them on a baking tray lined with baking paper and bake in a preheated oven at 190-200°C for 20 minutes. Celery or parsley may be used.

Beets contain strong coloring, which is excreted out of the body. Do not panic in the bathroom!