What you eat, influences how you will grow, feel, and act.

Beauty's Community Garden's mission is to close the gap on food inequities while achieving a community culture of health and well-being.


Beta vulgaris (beet) is a species of flowering plant in the
subfamily Betoideae of the family Amaranthaceae

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    Crop Name

    Name: Beet (root vegetable): The beet is a root vegetable. We learn about its scientific name, botanical classification, variations, and colors

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    Culinary Use

    Culinary Use: The entire beet plant is edible. The beet-root portion can be boiled, roasted, pureed, and juiced. We explore recipes and uses in different cultures.

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    Nutrition: 1 cup of beets contains lots of vitamins and minerals and is low in calories and fat. (16% of Potassium (518 mg 11% DV), Folate (148 mg / 37% DV), Carbohydrates (natural sugar) 9.2 grams)

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    Beet Cultivation: A cool season crop (spring & fall) grows easily from seed and loves sun. Harvest 45-65 days. Likes pH between 6.0-7.0 alkaline sandy soil in spring, heavier soil in fall.

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    Body Benefits

    Body Benefits: Beets improve blood flow, lower blood pressure, and increase detoxification enzymes. Beet juice also helps with inflammation.

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    Origin & History

    Origin & History: Beets originated from the sea beet in the Mediterranean region. The beet root was cultivated in the Middle East in the 8th century B.C.