I haven't had a beet since third grade. It was pickled. I didn't like it.
Given this list, I thought it was time to give beets another go.
I roasted one whole for about 40 minutes. It was hard and a little bitter. Nope.
I boiled some for about an hour. They were softer and sweeter but much of the color, and probably the nutrients, ended up in the water. Since I'm doing this for the nutrients, well. Nope.
Yesterday I roasted another one. (See photo.) This time I wrapped it in foil to keep it moist and kept it in the oven for 90 minutes (350ºF). What a difference technique can make. These are a goer. Yessiree. Beets. My new favorite food.