Author name: Hayley Joy Woldseth, MS
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The beets from my local organic farm often come with beautiful epi-nutrient-rich greens still attached. I take great care to use the whole plant, as the greens are packed with folate, the most vital nutrient in genetic expression and DNA replication and repair. Beet greens are also a great source of betaine, and both betaine and folate keep our methylation cycles humming as major methyl donors that recycle homocysteine back to methionine.
Raw beet greens have a strong mineral flavor that is mellowed when combined with the milder cabbage, making this a great recipe for those adjusting to more dark leafy greens! Tailor the cabbage to beet greens ratio to taste, and aim to shift toward half and half slowly over time.