Beet Greens - Nutrition

Woah - the things you find when you google stuff.  Like today I googled beet greens because my mother-in-law gave me some last night and I was curious.  I throw them in my smoothies (along with beets because that makes them pink and then my kids will drink them) at least a few times a week.  Check it out:

Serving size: 144 grams or 1 cup
Calories: 39
Fat: 0
Cholesterol: 0
Sodium: 347mg (14% of daily value)
Carbs: 8 grams
Fiber: 4 grams
Protein: 4 grams
Vitamin A: 220% of daily value
Vitamin C: 60%
Calcium: 16%
Iron: 15%

The good: This food is very low in Saturated Fat and Cholesterol. It is also a good source of Protein, Folate, Pantothenic Acid, Phosphorus and Zinc, and a very good source of Dietary Fiber, Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Vitamin E (Alpha Tocopherol), Vitamin K, Thiamin, Riboflavin, Vitamin B6, Calcium, Iron, Magnesium, Potassium, Copper and Manganese.

The bad: This food is very high in Sodium.

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