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Baby Gold Beets
Inventory, 24 ct : 10.84
This item was last sold on : 02/21/20
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Baby Gold beets are harvested young for their edible roots, stems, and leaves. The roots are small in size, about the size of a golf ball, and are round with one slender, tapered end. The roots are also connected to long and crisp, leafy green stems, and the root’s skin is semi-rough, orange, and firm with many small hairs covering the surface. Underneath the thin skin, the flesh is bright yellow to gold, dense, and aqueous. Baby Gold beets are crunchy when raw and when cooked, they develop a tender, smooth consistency with a very mild, sweet, and earthy flavor. The beet greens are also edible and have a semi-bitter taste similar to swiss chard.
Baby Gold beets are available year-round.
Baby Gold beets, botanically classified as Beta vulgaris, are small, underground roots that grow broad, green leaves and are members of the Amaranthaceae family. There are several varieties of gold beets that are used as Baby Gold beets, and when sold under this name, the roots are harvested prematurely for their small size and tender texture. Touchstone gold is one of the most popular varieties of gold beets cultivated on a commercial scale and is sometimes sold under the Baby Gold beet category. Baby Gold beets are cultivated as a table variety and are favored by consumers for their mild flavor and bright color.
Baby Gold beets contain vitamins A and C, beta-carotene, potassium, and fiber. They are also a great source of betalains, a phytonutrient that has both anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties creating detoxifying effects.
Baby Gold beets can be consumed raw and are popularly shaved into salads and soups or pickled for extended use. They are also utilized in cooked preparations and can be steamed with lemon juice, lightly sautéed with oils and herbs, or roasted for a crisp surface and tender interior. Their smaller size will shorten the required cooking time, and some roots can be cooked whole. The skin is also easily peeled once cooked. Gold beets can be used to replace red beets in any given beet recipe. The roots can also be juiced and mixed with other fruits juices for a healthy beverage, and the leaves can be sautéed and served as a vegetable. Baby Gold beets pair well with herbs such as chives, basil, rosemary, parsley, mint, and dill, pomegranates, apples, pears, oranges, Brussels sprouts, cherry tomatoes, microgreens, balsamic, lentils, walnuts, and goat cheese. The roots will keep up to two weeks with the leaves removed when stored in the crisper drawer of the refrigerator and up to one week when stored with the tops still attached.
Baby Gold beets are often marketed as a specialty variety at farmers markets for their novel size and unique color. Unlike red beet varieties, Baby Gold beets are not known to bleed when sliced and will not stain fingers or clothes. Baby Gold beets also retain the majority of their color when cooked, creating a vibrant addition to colorful salads and vegetable dishes. One popular health food trend in the United States is incorporating the colors of the rainbow within a single dish. This method of eating is believed by some to provide a wide array of nutritional properties, and Baby Gold beets are a common addition because of their bright yellow hues. Baby Gold beets are also used as a healthy chip in the snack food industry.
Gold beets are native to the Mediterranean and Atlantic coasts of Europe and North Africa and have been growing wild since ancient times. Initially, the plant was cultivated for its leafy green tops, and the roots were often discarded or used as animal feed. Consumption of the root itself did not take place until the 1800s, and the discovery of the beet's high sugar content also led to its increased agricultural value. Though beets, in general, swelled in popularity, Gold beets were often overshadowed by its red counterpart until the 1940s when the Burpee Seed Company developed a gold variety for commercial sale. Today Baby Gold beets can be found at specialty grocers and farmers markets in Europe, Asia, Australia, and the Americas.
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Central market of Athens Greece
Nature’s Fresh IKENear Athens, Attiki, Greece
Central market of Athens Y 12-13-14-15-16-17
About 240 days ago, 6/27/19
Sharer's comments : Beet root baby gold 🌼
Central market of Athens - Greece 🇬🇷
Central Markets & Fisheries Organization S.A. / Farmers MarketNear Athens, Attiki, Greece
Tzon Kennenti, Agios Ioannis Rentis
About 306 days ago, 4/22/19
Sharer's comments : Baby yellow beet roots 💛
Lazy Acres Natural Market
Lazy AcresNear San Diego, California, United States
422 W Washington St. San Diego CA
About 352 days ago, 3/07/19
Sharer's comments : fresh!
Amazon Denny Redgrade Farmers Market
Amador FarmsNear Seattle, Washington, United States
4233 Desmarais Rd, Zillah 98936
About 606 days ago, 6/26/18
Sharer's comments : Baby Gold Beets spotted at Amazon Denny Redgrade Farmers Market. Beautiful local Golden Beets lovely roasted, pickled, or grated in salads!
Little Italy Farmers Market
Anthony - Maciel FarmsNear San Diego, California, United States
About 686 days ago, 4/07/18
Sharer's comments : Baby Gold Beets spotted at Little Italy Farmers Market.