Beets are one of the most colorful, sweet and delicious vegetables to use, and they are so versatile! Use them either cooked or raw, and in your favorite recipes. They contain generous portions of vitamin C, A, and the carotenes. Using beet greens will also give you high amounts of vitamin C, calcium, and iron. Beet greens are best used fresh. When storing for a short period, wrap the beet greens in a damp cloth or in a plastic bag and store in a refrigerator drawer. To keep the firmness of beet roots, cut off leaves and stems 1-2 inches above the crown. Store in a plastic bag and refrigerate in the hydrator drawer.