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.