Beets, Chioggia Guardsmark
Beets are not usually available until April. Grown for their roots, beets are a great source of vitamins and nutrients without a lot of calories. They been shown to improve blood pressure as well as fight inflammation and help with digestion. Famous for their 'earthy' scent, beets contain geosmim which is also responsible for small of the forest floor after a rainfall. Chioggia Guardsmark has the most beautiful pink and white candy striped root. It tastes as sweet as it looks. It's a surefire hit with kids who eat them as sliced chips raw for a nutritious snack.