A beet is a beetroot, the taproot portion of the beet plant.
Beets are commonly eaten vegetables in Westeros and beyond. Some characters do not like beets, most notably Prince Tommen. Sweet beets are grown in profusion in Volantis, and are served with almost every meal. There, they make a cold soup of the beets which is as thick and rich as purple honey.
Prince Daemon Targaryen and Nettles were sharing a simple supper of boiled beef and beets when Maester Norren gave Daemon the letter he received from Queen Rhaenyra Targaryen ordering the death of Nettles.
A Clash of Kings
A Feast for Crows
When Kevan Lannister meets with Queen Regent Cersei Lannister for dinner, they eat a simple supper of beets and bread and bloody beef When Cersei has Falyse Stokeworth and her husband, Ser Balman Byrch, as guests for dinner buttered beets feature on the menu.
A Dance with Dragons
The Winds of Winter
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Lord Nestor Royce's cooks have prepared a large quantity of food, including beets, for the feast on the eve of the tourney held at the Gates of the Moon that will determine the first members of the Brotherhood of Winged Knights.
When I'm king in my own right, I'm going to outlaw beets.—Tommen to Cersei Lannister
- A Feast for Crows, Chapter 24, Cersei V.
- A Clash of Kings, Chapter 21, Bran III.
- A Dance with Dragons, Chapter 6, The Merchant's Man.
- Fire & Blood, The Dying of the Dragons - Rhaenyra Triumphant.
- A Feast for Crows, Chapter 7, Cersei II.
- A Dance with Dragons, Chapter 10, Jon III.
- A Dance with Dragons, Chapter 17, Jon IV.
- A Dance with Dragons, Chapter 33, Tyrion VIII.
- The Winds of Winter, Alayne I