Beet greens are young, leafy tops of the beetroot plant. Beet tops carry more minerals, vitamins and health benefiting pigment antioxidants than its taproot. Although its top greens can be gathered at any stage of plant growth, they are at their best while the plant is young, and its stems are soft and tender. Beet greens are actually the most nutrient-rich part of the plant and provide amazing health benefits. They are fairly similar to chard in flavor, a bit more earthy in our opinion.