January 6, 2015 by Living Girl Living Foods
I’ve been asked the same questions about red beets and golden beets anytime I make a juice for clients, myself or share an image on social media. Today I would like to share some information and my own experiences with “traditional/regular” red beets and golden beets.
Are regular beets healthier? Are there health benefits in one that is not in the other? Do Golden Beets have more natural sugar? Which one should I pick if the grocery store has both available? Does it make a huge difference in recipes? Does one make more juice than the other?
Golden beets are a little on the sweeter side in comparison to red beets. The sweetness reminds me a bit of carrots, so a helpful suggestion for those who aren’t sure what to do with red beets and/or golden beets is use spices, oils, vinegar, and so forth that you are use to matching with carrots.
Golden beets do not have as much of that “earthy” flavor that red beets have, so the taste can be a little smoother and DOES make a difference in recipes.
Since Golden beets have that yellow-orange color the health benefits are just slightly different. Foods from this color spectrum contain high levels of vitamins and minerals such as; vitamin C, vitamin A, beta-carotene, potassium, lycopene, flavonoids, and zeaxanthin.
I have found for myself at least that Golden Beets are usually just a tiny bit softer to peel and cut into. When I use them for juicing my machine tends to have an easier time masticating the Golden Beets as well. I can’t say that I have seen any difference with the quantity of juice produced from Red Beets VS Golden Beets.
Unlike Red Beets, Golden Beets aren’t as likely to stain your counter top, hands or etc.
The tops from all varieties of beets, the beet greens, are edible raw or cooked. If you are looking to create your own beet juice recipe here are a few yummy ingredients you could add; carrots, lemons, cucumbers, tomatoes, celery, pears, ginger, apple, turmeric, orange, pomegranate, parsley, basil, and mint.
As far as I know and have read there isn’t one variety of beet that is healthier than the other. Mostly variety of beets depends on your personal preference and how much colors affect your appetite 😉 So please choose whatever looks best to you and of course looks more lively!
Here is a golden beet juice recipe that is probably one of my favorites. There are some herbs used that might not be what typically comes to mind that work extremely well specifically because of beets being used in the recipe. Feel free to make any modifications! I personally have always had a bit of an issue following recipes because I want to use what I already have in the house, hehe.
Stay Golden Beet Juice
1 golden beet, peeled, if beet juice is new to your system please consider starting with a quarter to a half of a beet.
4-6 carrots, peeled
4 celery sticks
Half of an orange or more depending on your preference
A slice of lemon, keep the rind on if it is organic, this gives it a little kick
A slither of habanero or a dash of cayenne if that’s what you have
A dash of cinnamon, the cinnamon will slightly clump up so please shake/stir
Fresh or powdered turmeric, also according to taste
Pour into your favorite cup and enjoy! Cheers to you ❤ This radiant, grounding and warming juice has been a go-to for me on days when I feel like I need a little extra love.
I hope this helps clear up any questions people have about red and golden beets! Please give them a chance if you have never experimented with them before. Beets are one of my favorite vegetables and I really think they are not loved enough by people haha. Thank you for taking the time to stop by my site. Much love ❤ and raw power 😉