PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — A local company challenges Drexel culinary students to create original recipes made from their beet powder.
Alexandra Zeitz, manager of the Drexel Food Lab, says their Beet Powder student competition came from a dilemma posed to the school from the local “Love Beets” company.READ MORE: First Responders, Family, Friends Attend Viewing For Fallen Firefighter Lt. Sean Williamson In South Philadelphia
“So they have this wonderful beet powder that’s made from whole beets that could not be used in their production of their regular cooked product. So they came
up with this powder to use up those beets,” Zeitz explained.READ MORE: 21-Year-Old Woman Dies During Crash In Philadelphia's Mayfair Section
Students were challenged to come up with beet powder recipes. Sylvia Pinto based her idea on the flavors of a beet and goat cheese salad.
“I’ve always like the idea of arancini, the risotto balls, so I decided to flavor the risotto with beets,” Panto said.
Other recipes included a vegan beet burger, beet french toast, beet macaroons and beet chicken.MORE NEWS: GUIDE: Where To Watch Fourth Of July Fireworks In Philadelphia Region
One of the seemingly favorite recipes was by Alex Schmaus, who made “beetsicle ice cream.”