Orange-glazed Fresh Beets

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Not only are beets chock full of essential everyday nutrients like B Vitamins, iron, manganese, copper, magnesium, and potassium, this ruby veggie is also a goldmine of health-boosting nutrients. Beets owe their deep crimson color to phytonutrients which provide cancer fighting properties. Beets promote good heart health, thanks to folate and betaine, and good eye health thanks to lutein. The nitric oxide in beets can improve blood flow to parts of the body and brain, boosting mental clarity. Full of dietary fiber, beets can help maintain digestive health. Beet juice is recommended for managing high blood pressure, thanks to the nitrates. In addition, beets offer anti-inflammatory benefits to prevent inflammation in the body and they also offer detoxifying properties. Sounds like we should all make this recipe today!

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Orange-Glazed Fresh Beets
Vegetarian, Vegan, Wheat Free, Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Soy Free, Nut Free
Makes:   4 cups  
Makes:   4 cups  
  1. STEAM beets (see Fresh Tip) until tender; cool. Peel; cut crosswise into slices and place in medium bowl.
  2. REMOVE zest from orange (see How-to video on cutting oranges) and set aside. Squeeze 1/4 cup of juice from orange and place in small saucepan. Stir in vinegar, sugar, cornstarch and seasoning; bring to a simmer over medium heat, stirring frequently. Reduce heat to medium-low; cook and stir 4 to 5 minutes or until slightly thickened.
  3. POUR over beets; add orange zest and mix lightly. Sprinkle with parsley.
Fresh Tips

Steam beets: Trim and rinse beets, leaving skin on. Cut into quarters lengthwise, which shortens cook time, and place in a pot on the stove (fitted with a steamer basket, if you have one). Add about 2 inches of water and bring to a boil. Cook 15 to 20 minutes or until tender. Cool; peel with a paring knife.

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