Basic, sweet, earthy. Red beets are the beets most of us think of when our minds turn to “beets.” Look for beets with their fresh, leafy greens still attached, if possible – you’ll know those are fresh. The great thing about red beets, however, is that they are great storage vegetables. Getting a bit less tender as they are stored, perhaps, but also gaining sweetness along the way.

Red beets can be used in many ways, but are most frequently roasted(a great way to make them easy to peel, by the way).