So I finally got around to trying the beets. I bought them at the farmer’s market, and that particular vendor had 3 different kinds of beets: The regular red beets, target beets, and white beets. Since I wasn’t really a fan of the possibility of stains, I chose the white beets. She also said they were the sweetest and people ate them like apples (??)
Here is my little beet:
I went ahead and peeled it, just for cleanliness sake. I decided to lick the beet to taste test:
It was fairly nondescript and slightly sweet. Then I sliced it in half. Look how pretty the concentric rings are:
I diced the beet up and ate a cube raw. It was crunchy and kind of sweet, so I had high hopes that I would like it roasted.
I also roasted some chopped parsnips with this. Tossed in a little coconut oil with salt and pepper and roasted until caramely looking:
The verdict? Nope. There was a taste after cooking that was not there raw. I can’t describe it, but it was somewhat pungently sweet. I really had hoped I would like these, but it was not to be. I ended up picking out the parsnips and eating them LOL!
I might try some raw if they presented on a plate to me, but otherwise I’ll pass.