Chiogga beets have a red-ish
outside and red and white stripes
inside; they're also known as
"candy cane beets."
Storage: Remove the tops. Store the tops in a plastic bag in the fridge; use within a week. Store the beet roots in a plastic bag in the fridge; use within a month.
Preparation: Rinse the leaves well and dry. Add cooked or raw to soups, omelettes, stews, and salads; you can use it like swiss chard or spinach. Scrub the beet roots and peel if desired. Cube, slice, or grater. Eat raw or cooked.
Detroit-Red beets are the most
common variety. They are purple-ish-red
all the way through.
Beet Greens Smoothies
Beet Pesto and Greens Pasta
Beet, Goat Cheese, and Honey Tarts
Salt Roasted Beets with Goat Cheese and Toasted Walnuts
Coriander Beet Chips
Raw Chiogga Beet Salad with honey-Lime Vinaigrette
Golden beets are orange-ish all the way through.
They are more persnickety and take longer
to grow than other varieties. However,
they will not stain as bad as their
dark colored relatives.