Colors from the Earth

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The Chi-chioggia beets are here. You will notice that they are more

tapered than bulbous this time of year. These great beets have a

secret inside. If you slice them on the latitude a candy striped

target is revealed. When grated along the bias, FruitGuy Karla noted

that they look like salami. They taste like peppery sweet beets. These

beets are an heirloom variety, hailing from Chioggia, an Italian town

near Venice. To keep the unusual color of the beets vivid in your

cuisine they should be eaten raw. When cooked they will turn pink.

Another treasure from the earth in your HealthCases this week is the

yellow carrot. Yellow carrots taste just like orange carrots, but they

offer you some culinary color options and an excellent source of

lutein. Lutein is an antioxidant that can help reduce harmful free

radicals and it can also filter or absorb cell-damaging, high-energy

blue light in your eye and protect the retina, your skin and other

organs and tissues in your body. We hope you will enjoy these yellow

carrots that are good for your eyes and your heart.

Cooking with colorful vegetable isn't just good for your health; it is

also pleasing visually as well. Purple potatoes, striped beets or

yellow carrots add colorful beauty to your meal and remind us that

cooking isn't just chemistry but also artistry.


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