Producing a rich, golden-yellow flesh with excellent texture, Butternut squash is one of the most popular varieties of hard winter squash. Butternuts are a smooth, long-necked bowling pin- or bell-shaped squash, encased with a pinkish-tan, hard rind.
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Baby Gold Beets
Inventory, 24 ct : 17.42
This item was last sold on : 04/27/17
Baby Gold beets are available the year-round.
The Gold beet, Beta vulgaris, is a root vegetable and member of the Chenopodiaceae family. There are several varieties of Gold beets, however not all Gold beet varieties produce the same quality beet. The "Touchstone Gold" is one of the choice varieties of beets that is produced on a commercial-level scale. Baby Gold beets are cultivated as a table beet, though they do contain betaxanthin pigments which could serve as food coloring.
Baby Gold beets are harvested young for their edible roots, stems and leaves. 10-12 inch green leafy stems ascend from the Gold beet's rough deep orange, bulbous root. Beets have the highest sugar content of any vegetable and Gold beets are the standard of sweetness. Their flavor is smooth and creamy with just a hint of earthiness. The flesh of the baby Gold beet is bright yellow and unlike Red beets, its coloring does not bleed, though it retains its color when cooked. Beet greens have a similar semi-bitter flavor to swiss chard. Gold beets can be harvested at any time during their growing cycle. If left to mature the roots can reach up to an average of three inches in diameter.
Gold beets are a great source of the phytonutrients called betalains. Betalains have both anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties which can create detoxifying effects. Betalians are not heat-stable, though, so longer cooking times can decrease their presence in beets.
Baby Gold beets should be steamed or roasted to bring out their beast flavor and texture. Their smaller size will shorten required cooking time. The skin is easily peeled once cooked. Gold beets can be used to replace Red beets in any given beet recipe. Gold beets pair well with citrus, especially tangerines and lemons, butter lettuce, parsley, chives, tarragon, cumin, bacon, buttermilk, creme fraiche, smoked fish, cheeses such as chèvre and gorgonzola, walnuts, hazelnuts and wine vinegars such as champagne and red wine. Gold beets are a great salad and soup beet and they can be preserved by pickling them with the use of a basic pickling recipe. Beet greens can be used for salads or as a pot herb.
All cultivated beets are descendents of the sea beet (B. maritima), a wild seashore plant found growing along the Mediterranean and Atlantic coasts of Europe and North Africa. The sea beet, though was more weed-like with no edible root. Romans are credited with the cultivation of wild beets into domesticated beets, primarily using the plant for its greens. Domesticated beets evolved into an edible root vegetable. The discovery of beet's high sugar content led to its increased agricultural value. Gold beets are native to Europe. Though their exact origins are unknown, their original purpose was as feedstock. Although beets are tolerant of heat, they prefer a cooler climate for prolific and expeditious growing. It is common horticultural knowledge that faster beets grow, the better the flavor.
Restaurants currently purchasing this product as an ingredient for their menu.
|Paradise Point Resort Tidal||San Diego CA||858-490-6363|
|Solterra Winery + Kitchen||Encinitas CA||760-230-2970|
|Cesar RSF||Rancho Santa Fe CA||858-771-1313|
|San Diego Culinary Institute Inc.||La Mesa CA||619-644-2100|
|Pacific Athletic Club||San Diego CA||858-509-0700|
|Buona Forchetta||San Diego CA||619-381-4844|
|The Wild Thyme Company||San Diego CA||858-527-0226|
|Real Food & Spirits||Solana Beach CA||858-793-7325|
|Lauberge Del Mar||Del Mar CA||858-259-1515|
|Jake's Del Mar||Del Mar CA||858-755-2002|
|Mr A's||San Diego CA||619-239-1377|
|The Patio on Goldfinch (Mission Hills)||San Diego CA||619-501-5090|
|The Miller's Table||Oceanside CA||310-694-4091|
|Buona Forchetta (Liberty Station)||San Diego CA||619-458-9231|
|Marriott Coronado||Coronado CA||619-435-3000 x6335|
|Cultivate Juicing Company||San Diego CA||858-270-9900|
|Chateau La Jolla||San Diego CA||858-459-4451|
|Bice Ristorante||San Diego CA||469-450-3519|
|La Costa Resort & Spa Main Kitchen||Carlsbad CA||760-930-7063|
|JSIX American restaurant & Bar||San Diego CA||619-531-8744|
|Sheraton Carlsbad (20/20)||Carlsbad CA||760-827-2400|
|Miho Gastrotruck||San Diego CA||619-867-4295|
|Bali Hai Restaurant||San Diego CA||619-222-1181|
|Flying Pig Pub & Kitchen 2||Vista CA||760-630-4311|
|Lodge at Torrey Pines Main||San Diego CA||858-453-4420|
|Madison||San Diego CA||619-822-3465|
|Aztec Shop Catering||San Diego CA||619 594-3576|
|Ballast Point Restaurant - Miramar||San Diego CA||858-790-6900|
|The Smoking Goat||San Diego CA||858-232-4220|
|Piatti||San Diego CA||858-454-1589|
|Pendry SD (Lion Fish)||San Diego CA||619-738-7000|
|Ponsatys||Rancho Santa Fe CA||858-771-1871|
|The Curious Fork||Solana Beach CA||650-468-6195|
|Mille Fleurs||Rancho Santa Fe CA||858-756-3085|
|The Cork and Craft||San Diego CA||858-618-2463|
|Inn at Rancho Santa Fe||Rancho Santa Fe CA||858-381-8289|
|One Door North||San Diego CA||858-232-4220|
|Kitchens For Good||San Diego CA||619-851-4091|
|La Jolla Country Club||San Diego CA||858-454-9601|
|Two Seven Eight||San Diego CA||619-278-0080|
|Horton Grand Hotel||San Diego CA||619-544-1886|
|Viejas Casino Grove Steakhouse||Alpine CA||800-295-3172|
|Wine Vault & Bistro||San Diego CA||619-295-3939|
|Urban Kitchen||San Diego CA||619-239-2222|
|San Diego Desserts||San Diego CA||619-287-8186|
|Waters Catering||San Diego CA||619-276-8803 x4|
|The Tavern||Coronado CA||602-628-5890|
|Pamplemousse Grill||Solana Beach CA||858-792-9090|
|Dan Gonzales Inc.||San Diego CA||858 922 0522|
|The Wooden Spoon||Escondido CA||760-445-2816|
|Harvest by The Patio||San Diego CA||619-550-1262|
|Stone Brewing-Liberty Station Banquets||San Diego CA||619-269-2100|
|University Club||San Diego CA||619-234-5200|
|Georges at the Cove||San Diego CA||858-454-4244|
|Rancho Valencia||Del Mar CA||858-756-1123|
|Dolce at the Highlands||San Diego CA||858-847-2740|
|West Coast Tavern||San Diego CA||619-295-1688|
|The Joint||San Diego CA||619-222-8272|
|Hotel La Jolla & CUSP||La Jolla CA||858-459-0261|
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|Royal Polaris Sportfishing||San Diego CA||619-226-8030|
|Galaxy Taco||La Jolla CA||858-228-5655|
|Marriott Del Mar||San Diego CA||858-369-6029|
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|Town & Country San Diego||San Diego CA||619-291-7131|
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|Cow by Bear||San Diego CA||415-565-9989|
|Bernardo Heights Country Club||San Diego CA||858-487-4022|
Recipes that include Baby Gold Beets. One is easiest, three is harder.
|Pure Wow||Oven-Roasted Beets and Potatoes|
|Spinach Tiger||Roasted Golden Beet Carpaccio with Orange Walnut Vinaigrette|
|Rhubarbarians||Golden Beet and Lentil Salad with Strawberries|
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