I feel like beets have gained a great deal of popularity in recent years due to their beautiful colors and ability to be used in puns. Color & Puns basically equals instagram gold.
Beets can be enjoyed both raw or roasted. To eat beets, wash and remove all the skin. Then simply slice and enjoy raw or wrap in tinfoil and roast in the oven. Be careful, the longer the roast, the more pigment that will seep from the beet.