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Anti-Cancer Beets with Orange & Ginger


Science says beets’ anti-cancer chemicals inhibit skin, lung and liver tumors in some studies. Beets also may help the heart by lowering artery-damaging homocysteine. You can use canned beets, but freshly cooked ones retain more nutrients.

Serves 6.

6 medium beets
1 c. orange juice
2 T. candied ginger
2 T. maple syrup
1/2 c. walnuts
1 T. white vinegar
1 T. cornstarch

  • Scrub beets, leaving on root and one inch of stem.
  • Place beets in a large pot and cover with water. Bring to a boil, cover and simmer 45 to 60 minutes or until tender. Drain.
  • Remove skins and cut beets into wedges.
  • In a saucepan, combine remaining ingredients. Bring to a boil; simmer until thickened.
  • Add beets and toss.

Nutritional Facts per Serving: 115 calories, 14 g carbohydrates, 2 g protein, 6 g fat (0.6 g saturated), 1 g fiber, 18 mg sodium.

This EatSmart column is reprinted from USAWEEKEND Magazine and is copyrighted by Jean Carper. It cannot be reprinted without permission from Jean Carper.

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