Oft-overlooked and frequently underappreicated, root vegetables are among the most delicious specimens of earth's bounty. They're versatile, inexpensive, and brimming with healthy vitamins and minerals. That makes them a welcome addition to any plate all year round.
Flavor: Very sweet and earthy. Golden have a milder taste than red varieties.
Peak Season: June to November
Look for: Small to medium firm beets with smooth skin. If you plan to cook the beet greens, they should be crisp and a vibrant dark green color. Slight wilting in the greens is OK.
Storage: Trim greens; refrigerate roots in a plastic bag up to 3 weeks.