Beet Leaves

Beet Leaves

Very few people consider eating the green leafy tops of beets, yet this is, by far, the most nutritious part of the beet plant. Like other root vegetables, such as carrots and parsnips, the roots of beets are popular because of their very high sugar content. Any nutrients present in the roots are even more prevalent in the green leaves.

See also Leafy Greens.

Serving size: 100 g (about 2-1/2 cups)
Region: Russia, France, Germany, Poland, and the United States


Calcium 117 mg 10%
Iron 2.6 mg 17%
Magnesium 70 mg 18%
Manganese 0.4 mg 13%
Potassium 762 mg 21%
Vitamin A 6326 IU 127% Especially high in beta carotene.
Vitamin B2/Riboflavin 0.2 mg 12%
Vitamin K 400 mcg 500%
Zinc 0.4 mg 3%