oil Before garlic begins to brown, add beet greens
and borage Season
Rabbits eagerly eat beet greens
, while voles may attack beets from below just as they form big roots.
Add garlic and beet greens
, and saute until garlic is lightly browned.
Vegetable (1/2 cup cooked, Vitamin K Lutein * unless noted) (mcg) (mcg) Kale 530 11,900 Spinach 440 10,200 Swiss chard 290 9,600 Collards 500 7,300 Turnip greens 260 6,100 Mustard greens 210 4,200 Spinach (1 cup raw) 140 3,700 Dandelion greens 100 2,500 Beet greens
350 1,300 Romaine lettuce (1 cup raw) 50 1,100 Boston (Bibb) lettuce (1 cup raw) 60 700 Parsley (10 sprigs raw) 160 600 Iceberg lettuce (1 cup raw) 20 200 * Includes zeaxanthin.
The reason is that spinach, chard, and beet greens
contain acids called oxalates.
They commonly ate foods such as polk and beet greens
Andrew Well explains, "Raw spinach, chard and beet greens
contain oxalic acid, which robs your body of calcium and iron.
Iron can be found in dried beans, dark-green vegetables like spinach and beet greens
, dried fruits, prune juice, and fortified breads and cereals.
79 mg Beet greens
1/2 cup 82 mg Black eyed peas 1/2 cup 106 mg Broccoli 1/2 cup 89 mg Brown rice 3 oz.
Your doctor may tell you to avoid foods rich in oxalates (especially leafy greens such as spinach, collards, and beet greens
, as well as chocolate, peanuts, rhubarb, tea, and berries).
She reminds us that cantaloupe, baked potatoes, apricots, dired beans, almonds, peanuts, beet greens
, seeds, some nuts, and bananas are delicious food rich in potassium.
I do love steamed beet greens
with a bit of olive oil and garlic, better than chard any day.