Botanical Name: Beta vulgaris
Common Name:Yellow and Red Beet Tops, beetroot, beet greens
Description: Yellow and Red Beet Tops each have a yellow and red stalk, respectively. In either case they both graduate into a bright green leaf. They add both color and their unique beet flavor that has a subtle finish.
- Yellow and Red Beet Tops are in the amaranth family.
- Beets are wind pollinated.
- Beets’ ancient ancestor is the sea beet.
The following table offer the nutritional values for 1 cup (38 g) of raw beet tops provided by the USDA National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference, Release 22 (2009):
|Monounsaturated Fat||.010 g|
|Vitamin C||11.4 mg|
|Vitamin B6||.040 mg|