Nutrition Matters – September 2021

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Beets are officially in season in North Carolina! If you have ever struggled with deciding what to do with this plant/vegetable, then this article is for you. Beets are a popular root plant/vegetable which can be used in a variety of ways. Beets are a vegetable that can be boiled or served cold. Like any other root plant/vegetable, they should be scrubbed well before consumption and typically last a few weeks in the refrigerator. Beets can also be found canned at your local grocery store. Here are some ways beets can be prepared:  baked, eat the leaves, juiced, beet soup, stir-fry, microwaved, and beet kabob

Check out this SNAP-friendly recipe for a quick Beet & Apple Salad.

Beet & Apple Salad

Kitchen tools required:  Grater, spatula or spoon, 2 bowls, vegetable peeler


(Serves 8)

  • 1 large beet
  • 4 apples
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon honey, salt to taste


  1.  Wash the beet and peel if desired.
  2. Grate the beet and the apples into a large bowl.
  3. For the dressing, mix the lemon juice, honey, and salt.
  4. Pour the dressing over the grated beet and apples. Mix well and serve chilled.

For additional foods, health, and nutrition information contact Shelina Bonner, Family and Consumer Sciences Agent, North Carolina Cooperative Extension, Greene County Center at (252) 747-5831.