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.
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.