This wonderfully versatile ingredient has edible roots and greens. A half cup of beet root has just 30 calories, but contains folate and manganese. A half cup of chopped beet greens have a scant 4 calories, but pack vitamin K, vitamin A, and vitamin C. Grocery stores offer fresh beets, packaged cooked beets (in the produce section), and canned beets, making it easy to integrate them into your meals any time.

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