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Supper beets

Discussion in 'Gardening On Your Homestead' started by crealbilly, Sep 15, 2017.

  1. Sep 15, 2017
    CrealCritter

    CrealCritter Almost Self-Reliant

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    I was watching a little TV (rare for me) with my DW (Damn or Dear Wife) and up comes this commercial for some kind of powdered beets called "Super Beets". For $39.95 you get this little jar of powdered beets that you can mix up in your drinks for a boost of energy. Have a read here ---> https://www.humann.com/getsuperbeets

    Now granted us gardeners/homesteaders waste very very little and already know beets are awesome for you and yes adding just a little to whatever you drink really does give you a boost of energy and also puts you in a good mood too.

    My "Super Beets" are a bi-product of canning beets for winter use. I scrub and wash my beets very well prior to boiling them to slip the skins. I skin them in the same pot of water I boil them in. When I'm done I strain the water and put it in quart jars and have my DW water bath the jars.

    Granted My "Super Beets" are not a powder but it's some really good stuff. Just pour a little bit in to whatever you drink for almost instant boost of energy and mood change.

    A few quarts of My "Super Beets" Concentrate.
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    And just a tad of My "Super Beets" Concentrate added to a glass of lemonade.
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    Their "Super Beets" $39.95
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    Which would you rather have? :)
     
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    baymule

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    Home grown, beets store bought processed powdered crap.
     
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    CrealCritter

    CrealCritter Almost Self-Reliant

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    My point EXACTLY!!!
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    That's true of so many things - why don't people THINK???

    Many have no idea. I mean, powdered kale, powdered beets? We grow these and eat them fresh --- :hide:lol::lol: don't tell!
    Some just have tooo much free $$$. :p
     
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    I dehydrate some of my extra kale and powder it myself to add to smoothies or powdered eggs, or whatever. Never thought of doing beets... maybe because they are so good we usually end up eating them all either fresh or pickled; none left for powdering. The liquid is a good idea though...
     
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    CrealCritter

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    I don't know if people have more $$$ than brains or if they are just lazy and don't want to put in a garden and can? All the dependancy on processed food nowadays is simply crazy. Even my MIL & FIL won't eat the eggs that my chickens lay, let alone chicken that I raised and butchered. They say "it's not natural". Which is the most lame assed excuse I ever heard... if they would only understand what kind of conditions factory chickens live in they might understand natural from unnatural... But you know I have to be nice to the in laws.

    We did have a interesting conversation about watermelons recently - that left them scratching their heads. They like the sugar baby water melons I grow but "all those seeds". After a lengthy discussion about seedless watermelons. We ended our conversation by me asking how do you grow a watermelon that doesn't have seeds and is it really a watermelon or is it an it? That left them wondering what was cooked up in a laboratory that they enjoy eating so much.
     
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    I would like to get into dehydrating more. I do the obvious like jerky, peppers and spices but never really tried vegetables.
     
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    I would do the supplement. Because supplements are dose-specific. And Super Beet increase cardiac stroke volume, which is something I need for my health condition. And I hate beets.

    I make my own kale powder though!
     
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    My parents use the super beets. My mom hates beets, they do have a garden but root vegetables can be difficult for them to manage (knee surgeries and all, still hard for them to get down on the ground). They aren't lazy. They just pick their battles. I think supplements are often better than taking medication.
     
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    For convenience the powdered supplement is great, but fresh is wonderful and given the choice, would be the one I go for.
     

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