Chioggia beet - Pronounced kee-OH-gee-uh, and also known as the candy cane beet. - Beets are naturally high in vitamins and minerals. They are an excellent source of phytonutrients which function as cancer-protective beneficial antioxidants and anti-inflammatory molecules. Beets also support heart health and detoxify the blood. - Beets have a super earthy flavor and a strong red pigment. They are a versatile food that can be eaten raw in salads and juices. They can also be pickled or cooked and enjoyed in a variety of recipes.