If you want to impress your coworkers, neighbors and local wildlife tell them beets are your favorite food. They taste great roasted, they dye your hands and counter a fun hot pink you didn't know you were missing in your life, and they're good for you! I think. I don't actually know. They seem like they must be because of how rooty and fibrous they are. And, if you've just happened to pick up a bunch at the store, and then were invited to a match of croquet, but didn't have any balls, you could just as easily use your new beets. They're quite talented.