The Beet Blog

Mushroom Month

September is National Mushroom Month! So for all you mushroom fans out there, it’s the perfect time to let the mycopia mania begin! Ancient Egyptians believed mushrooms were the immortality plant. In traditional Chinese medicine, mushrooms are believed to have medicinal value. Although there is no concrete evidence for such uses, mushrooms are very nutritious […] Read Post »


Mother of Dragon Fruit

Dragon fruit or pitaya is easily one of the most unique looking fruits out there. It is egg shaped with pink, red or yellow skin and covered with scale-like leaves. It’s no wonder where it got its name! Dragon fruit refers to the fruit of the genus Hylocereus, part of the Cactaceae family. It is […] Read Post »


Melon Mania

What is summer without sweet, fragrant melons on a hot day? At the peak of their season, melons are available in all shapes, sizes, and colors! Aside from the familiar watermelon, cantaloupe, and honeydew, there are delicious specialty varieties available. Look for Ambrosia, Canary, Galia, Goddess, Piel de Sapo, Sensation, Sharlyn, and more! The melon […] Read Post »


Aubergine Essentials

Eggplants or aubergines are a species of nightshade. They contain seeds, which technically makes them a fruit. Most people are familiar with the plump egg-shaped purple variety, but there are many types available—some not even purple at all. While the flavor is more or less the same, the texture, shape, and skin color can vary […] Read Post »


Just Peachy

  What is summer without the lovely peach?  This summer fruit is versatile and can be enjoyed fresh or in any number of savory or sweet preparations. Peaches belong to the Prunus family, which also includes cherries, apricots, almonds, and plums. Peaches and nectarines are actually the same species even though we consider them different […] Read Post »