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Hi Folks. I have a question about beets and hope it isnt to silly.  Can you juice the red stem/root and the greens as well as the beet itself?

 

 

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I have; it is like doing lettuce.
oh yes!  I juice them all the time for me and the kids.  They are good for you.  Enjoy!
I especially love beet greens.  I go for them big time in the summer months.  My mother grows beets and she saves the greens for me every week.

Oh great! thanks for the quick replies! I am also thinking about giving some beet & carrot juice to my son who is almost 2. 

I'm a little worried since he's never had beets.  Oddly enough I dont think twice about giving him store bought milk or apple juice!  Any fruits & veggies should be OK for him to drink at his age right?

YES!  You can also use carrot greens!
Amen sister! Thanks Susan.  I love the carrot greens.  Nothing goes to waste! love it

Susan : ) said:
YES!  You can also use carrot greens!
Hello Jimmy~there are precautions when juicing beets.  Start out slow & with small amounts for the little tyke.  They are great for the body, however, small amounts are best & mixed with other veggies.  The following is a great website full of helpful information along with an exhaustive nutritional panel:  http://www.juicingbook.com/vegetables/beet

Jimmy B Raw said:

Oh great! thanks for the quick replies! I am also thinking about giving some beet & carrot juice to my son who is almost 2. 

I'm a little worried since he's never had beets.  Oddly enough I dont think twice about giving him store bought milk or apple juice!  Any fruits & veggies should be OK for him to drink at his age right?

Also beets and carrots are high in sugar. So it is best to mix them  in small amounts with other veggies.
why? I love strait carrots juice

Papajoe said:
Also beets and carrots are high in sugar. So it is best to mix them  in small amounts with other veggies.

Raw carrot juice is a great source of phytochemicals and flavonoids and carotenoids. If the carrots to be used are not organic, peel them to avoid concentrations of herbicides and pesticides.

Though carrot juice is indeed healthy, it should not be used by persons with blood sugar disorders, such as diabetes, insulin resistance, Syndrome X, and hypoglycemia, etc., as carrot juice is high glycemic.

Persons with blood sugar disorders may consume small amounts (1/4 cup per person) of raw carrot juice if it is mixed into soups or added to foods (stews, recipes, etc.).

Dr. Ann de Wees Allen Chief of Biomedical Research Glycemic Research Institute
http://www.glycemic.com



Kathleen Kelly said:
why? I love strait carrots juice

Papajoe said:
Also beets and carrots are high in sugar. So it is best to mix them  in small amounts with other veggies.
Thank you but I couldn’t find that information on the link you sent me.  And I’ve been drinking carrot juice for 10 years with no problem so I guess I may be an exception. Thanks again
p.s. I wouldn’t juice anything that wasn’t organic
I mix 2 whole organic carrots, 1 beet, 1 pear, ginger and lemon all the time.  I love it!  very colorful.

Kathleen Kelly said:
Thank you but I couldn’t find that information on the link you sent me.  And I’ve been drinking carrot juice for 10 years with no problem so I guess I may be an exception. Thanks again
p.s. I wouldn’t juice anything that wasn’t organic

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