Beet greens

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Beet Greens
Red-ribbed leaves with a silky texture when cooked

Health Perks
Leafy greens are good sources of potassium, a mineral that can help control blood pressure, but beets are among the best: One cup delivers nearly 60 percent more potassium than the same amount of spinach. The leaves also contain vitamin A, which promotes good vision, and vitamin K, which may strengthen bones.

Make It a Meal
Foster suggests adding beet greens to grilled cheese sandwiches: Between two slices of toasted whole grain bread, layer a few torn beet leaves, 1/2 cup thinly sliced apple, a slice of red onion, and a slice of Gruyère. Broil until the cheese is bubbly and golden at the edges.

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