Beets

Beets

An ancient Assyrian text describes beets growing in the Hanging Gardens of Babylon, one of the wonders of the ancient world.

Fun Facts: 
Beet colorant is the traditional dye for pink lemonade.
Beet juice has been used as a natural red dye since the 1500s. In 19th century England the Victorians used beets to dye their hair.
Seasonality: 
Arizona, January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December, California, January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size: 1/2 cup
Amount Per Serving  
Calories: 29  
  % Daily Value*
Total Fat: 0.12g 0%
Cholesterol: 0mg 0%
Sodium: 53mg 2.21%
Total Carbohydrate: 6.5g 2.17%
     Dietary Fiber: 1.9 0% 
     Sugars: 4.6g  
Protein: 1.09g  
Vitamin A 0.44% Vitamin C 5.5%
Calcium 2.1% Iron 1.78%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Source: USDA National Nutrient Database