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Meta Minute - April 6 - BEETiful!

Most students and adults that I talk with have strong feelings regarding beets!

They may have experienced them being severely overcooked, over-pickled or maybe they had just heard about their supposed bad rap. Beets are an incredibly nutritious root vegetable and have ancient medicinal properties. As you can see from the photo, these young students kept an open mind, and after making a beet juice which included organic apples and ginger root, they were pleasantly surprised by the sweet flavor, AND their deep fuschia lips and tongues! The color comes from a compound called betanin, which is packed with antioxidants that fight cell damage and reduce the risk of heart disease. And another added bonus –if you are looking for a way to eliminate food dyes from your kitchen, try using beet juice for cupcake frosting or easter eggs!

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