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04-28-2008, 09:05 PM
Can be eaten raw? I've purchased beets for the smoothies and they came with the leaves. It's OK to eat them raw?
I know some leaves cannot be eaten raw.
04-28-2008, 09:20 PM
I juiced them and lived to tell about!...teehee...but I didn't care for the taste at all. I have wondered how they would be as a wrap though...but ever since that icky juice...I compost the leaves...:o
04-28-2008, 09:33 PM
i heard somewhere they had a ton of vitamins in the leaves!!
i always juiced them....
if you don't care for the taste. just add something else in..
like cucumber, some sort of fruit, carrot... etc .. to sweeten :D
i try not to throw anything that is of value away!!
i also save the pulp.. either make it into green smoothie, or use it in a recipe
04-29-2008, 12:01 AM
Can be eaten raw?
Yup! And you can usually get the free from farmers who normally throw them away.
04-29-2008, 06:51 AM
I do not care either... al juiced taste good. I already do this with carrot leaves because they have a lot lot lot more vitamins that the carrot orange stuff it self.
Just I heard some leaves cannot be eaten in the raw due poisonous properties. But not sure which ones.
04-29-2008, 08:20 AM
I was wondering this also.
I have planted beet this year and was hoping I could use the leaves as wraps.
I love beets, if you pull when they are young they are so sweet.
Can someone give me the leaves that are bad for you.
I try not throw anything away.
I keep all my stuff and once a week make veggie stock to use for my family soups. I am still cooking for a family that can only do so much raw. SORRY
I do use the veggie stock for a very spicy RAW salsa form a Spanish friend I can eat this stuff with a spoon. My family likes the blue chips with this. I have also put veggies of all kinds and use this as a dressing.
04-29-2008, 12:23 PM
We juice beet leaves and also enjoy them in salads, yummy :) Red beet leaves are a fav.
...the younger the leaves the milder the taste, not as bitter and less stringy.
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