Beet greens are in the same family as Swiss chard, and their edible leaves are somewhat similar in taste with their veining reflecting the color of the beet root. Beet greens are one of the ten highest ranked foods by the Healthiest Foods on Earth website (with 3.5 million annual viewers, it’s a great resource for nutrition). Beet greens rank high in all nutrient categories: micronutrients, vitamins, and minerals.
These greens also provide excellent amounts of calcium and magnesium, which is important since more U.S. adults are deficient in magnesium than calcium. Beet greens are an excellent source of fiber and a very good source of protein. They are an excellent source for Vitamin A because of high levels of beta-carotene and lutein.