Beets have had quite the journey leading up to now. Back when they were first cultivated along the coastlines of North Africa, Asia, and Europe, people actually only consumed the leaves of the plant. When the deeply-hued vegetable was finally used in its entirety, during the Ancient Roman era, it was the sweetness of beets that gained popularity, not anything having to do with its impressive list of health benefits. And so, the crimson vegetables were primarily used as a source of sugar.
Oh, how times have changed. Nowadays, beets are used for much more than sugar and are celebrated for all of the nutritional benefits they have. Specifically, beets and their naturally-occurring nitrates lower blood pressure safely, boost stamina, and are rich in valuable nutrients like vitamin C, potassium, manganese, and high in fiber. With figures like these, it’s no surprise that beets are popping up on ingredient lists on all sorts of products. From crunchy chips to delicious relish and drinking vinegar, you can find beets all over the supermarket. Here are 15 beet-infused products we think you should check out!
Gefen Organic Red Beets
For a super simple way to add beets to your meals, consider checking out Gefen Organic Red Beets. This product is pre-cooked and ready-to-eat right out of the bag. Alternatively, Gefen suggests roasting them along with other veggies for an easy meal. Reviewers are saying that these beets are very fresh-tasting and moist, very convenient (especially since they’re shelf stable), and definitely encourage you to eat beets since there’s no hassle (at least that’s what this reviewer said). To try them out, you can get one 1.1-pound package for $9.
Jake & Amos Pickled Sweet Tiny Beets
For a beet product that you don’t have to worry about spoiling, check out Jake & Amos Pickled Sweet Tiny Beets. This preserved product is made by submerging beets in a salty-sweet solution of sugar, water, vinegar, salt, cinnamon, and cloves. Reviewers are saying that these beets have a great flavor, are sweet but not overly vinegary, and each bite tastes especially delicious when eaten with a bit of the juice. To try it out, you can get two 16-ounce jars for $19.
Natierra Chia Crunch: Beet
Natierra Chia Crunch: Beet combines the goodness of beets with the power-packed nutrition of “chia super seeds.” Specifically, this freeze-dried snack is made with organic black chia seeds, organic beet puree, organic sweet potato puree, organic beet juice concentrate, organic white grape juice concentrate, organic tapioca starch, and natural beet flavor. One 0.7-ounce bag contains three grams of protein, eight percent of your daily calcium and six percent of your daily iron and vitamin A. Reviewers are saying that this snack is light yet filling, has a nice flavor with a slight nuttiness from the chia, and is energizing (even when on a hike).
Rhythm Superfoods Beet Chips
For a simple, no frills beet chip, check out Rhythm Superfoods Beet Chips. On this particular posting, the flavors offered are: Naked (just beets) or Sea Salt (beets, sunflower oil, sea salt). Each one is gluten-free, non-GMO, and dehydrated to keep the nutrients in the chips. Each 1-ounce serving provides three grams of protein and five grams of fiber and is only 100-130 calories (the entire bag is 1.4-ounces). To try these out, you can get a pack of two bags for $16. This is priced higher than what you’ll find at grocery stores, but if you don’t live near one that supplies them, it may be worth the money.
Mamma Chia Squeeze Snack: Cherry Beet
Having a snack in a super convenient package that you can literally hold in one hand is great for certain activities, like hiking. If you’re tired of granola bar after granola bar, consider checking out Mamma Chia Squeeze Snack: Cherry Beet. This squeezable “vitality snack” is gluten-free and made from organic chia seeds, organic apple purée and apple juice concentrate, organic cherry juice concentrate, organic beet juice concentrate, organic natural cherry flavors, citric acid, and fruit and vegetable juice for color. Each pouch provides 1,200 milligrams of omega-3s, 80 milligrams of potassium, four grams of fiber, and two grams of protein. Reviewers are saying that this product is tasty and is a great vegan source of omega-3s. You can get a pack of eight pouches for about $26.
Veggie-Go’s Cinnamon Spiced Beet Fruit Leather
Veggie-Go’s Cinnamon Spiced Beet Fruit Leather is just like your typical fruit leather snack except for the fact that they are made from organic fruits and veggies and contain no added sugar. This particular posting is for the “Cinnamon Spiced Beet” flavor which contains organic cinnamon spiced beet puree, and organic flax seeds. Reviewers are reporting that these bars are guilt-free, very low in (natural) sugar, easy-to-pack, and has a unique flavor combination. However, some reviewers feel that the bars are a bit too small considering the price. To check them out for yourself, you can get this 20-pack for about $25.
McClary Bros Michigan Beet and Carrot Drinking Vinegars
Apple cider vinegar has been shown to have a great deal of health benefits from skin care to digestion, but not everyone is crazy about the taste of this nutrition-packed liquid. That’s where products like McClary Bros Michigan Beet and Carrot Drinking Vinegar. While the main ingredient in this beverage is raw unpasteurized apple cider vinegar, it is diluted with water to five percent acidity and is mixed with organic cane sugar, beets, and carrots. The earthy and deep-hued drink is recommended for use in cocktails, craft sodas, and even cooking, or can be enjoyed on its own. Reviewers are saying that this drink has a “wonderful essence of beets and carrots” that is not overpowering and is “five steps up from plain apple cider vinegar.” To try it out, you can get one 16-ounce bottle for about $20.
Aunt Nellie’s Pickled Beets
Looking for something creative to add to your hors d’oeuvre platter? If so, consider checking out Aunt Nellie’s Pickled Beets. This product is made with six ingredients: beets, water, high fructose corn syrup, vinegar, salt, and natural flavor. While some reviewers like the flavor and understand that this product should likely be enjoyed as a once-in-a-while treat since it contains high fructose corn syrup, others feel that there are other healthier pickled beet products on the market to consider. If you’d like to try it out, you can get a 16-ounce jar for a little less than $9.50.
The Better Chip: Beet
While most tortilla chips are made with just corn, The Better Chip: Beet aims to go beyond that by fusing beets into their product. Specifically, these chips are made with whole grain corn masa flour, beets, sunflower, safflower and/or canola oil, and sea salt. Reviewers are saying that these chips are thick and hearty, have a nice flavor, and are a nice alternative to the typical tortilla chip. You can get a pack of 27 1.5-ounce bags for about $30.
Noka Superfood Blend: Blueberry Beet
When it comes to superfood products, the more the merrier. Noka Superfood Blend: Blueberry Beet, for example, is a puree pouch that contains the following organic ingredients: banana, blueberry, apple, beet juice concentrate, flax seed, brown rice protein, apple juice concentrate, lemon juice concentrate, maqui berry, blueberry flavor, and wildberry flavor. Each pouch provides 600 milligrams of omega-3 essential fatty acids and three grams of protein. Reviewers are saying that this product is a delicious blend of good-for-you ingredients, is incredibly convenient, and is very energizing. Some say the pouch is a bit small for the price, but others feel that considering the quality of the ingredients and the fact that they are all organic, the price is somewhat merited. You can get a pack of six 4.2-ounce pouches for $17.
You Love Veggies Snack: Beetroot
You Love Veggies Snack: Beetroot is a handmade fruit leather that is made from organic apple pulp, organic beet puree, organic beet juice, organic artichoke fiber, organic coconut, and organic cinnamon. One serving (there are two in each bag) provides 25 percent of your daily recommendation of vitamin A. Reviewers are saying that this snack is delicious but not overly sweet and is a good way to get veggies in your day. You can get a pack of 12 bags for $24.
Natierra Nature’s All Foods Freeze-Dried Beets
For a crunchy snack that is healthier than a bag of chips, check out Natierra Nature’s All Foods Freeze-Dried Beets. This gluten-free and non-GMO snack is made from one ingredient: beets. According to Natierra, one bag is equivalent to seven ounces of fresh beets. One bag also provides 10 percent of your daily iron, four percent of your calcium, three grams of protein, and five grams of fiber. Reviewers are saying that this snack is light and crunchy, flavorful, and a convenient on-the-go snack. You can get one 1-ounce bag for $10.
The English Provender Beetroot Relish
In addition to being a nutrition-packed ingredient, beets can also be transformed into a flavorful condiment. The English Provender Beetroot Relish, for example, is a sweet, earthy product made with a fiery horseradish kick. Specifically, it is made with beetroot, sugar, vinegar, water, onion, horseradish, corn flour, salt, dill, garlic, and black pepper. It is gluten-free and has no artificial coloring and preservatives. Reviewers are saying that this chutney is excellent, flavorful, and goes great in salads. To try it out, you can get one 10.6-ounce jar for about $6.
Peter Rabbit Organics: Beet, Carrot, and Pear
Peter Rabbit Organics: Beet, Carrot, and Pear is an organic puree pouch that is made with organic pear, organic carrot, organic beet, and organic lemon juice concentrate. It comes in a BPA-free pouch and there are no added flavors or preservatives. While these are primarily marketed as a food for children, many reviewers share that they are a wonderfully nutritious and flavorful snack for adults, as well. To try them out you can get a pack of 10 4.4-ounce pouches for $17.
Terra Chips: Sweets and Beets
Terra Sweets and Beets is a no-salt-added chip product made from a blend of sweet potatoes and beets, expeller pressed canola and/or safflower oil and/or sunflower oil. Each 1-ounce serving provides two grams of protein, three grams of fiber, and 50 percent of the daily recommendation for vitamin A. Reviewers are saying that these chips are very tasty, have a unique color and flavor, are definitely healthier than your run-of-the-mill chip, and go great with a sandwich since they have no salt added. You can a get a pack of 12 six-ounce bags for $30.
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