Those of you who were with us way back before we posted our first segment will recall the development of our relationship with the Beetroot. There’s one in our logo remember (no it’s not an onion!) and of course Sam did a great Beetroot Salad segment in the pilot series.
So it’s probably no surprise that we brought our old friend back to help kick off the new series, with Sam in the kitchen making her famous Beet Top Tea. Apart from being delicious, there’s huge health advantages in holding onto those Beetroot leaves as Sam pointed out on her blog yesterday.
Jane Grigson, the famous authority of all things green and vegie, once referred to beets as a “bossy” vegetable, due to their powerful colour, which may permeate all corners of the kitchen. Yet it’s not just the colour that holds power, their healing properties are mighty and when combined with culinary flair, may provide superb warming menu ideas.
The rich, red colour of this tea helps to tonify the blood and cleanse the liver. Because beets have strong detoxifying properties, as they are high in chlorine, this little tonic will assist in the cleansing of the liver, kidneys and bloodstream. It is also rich in potassium which may help to balance the metabolism.
So there you have it. And if you want the finer details of how to make the Beet Top Tea, you can find them over on Sam’s website.