A variety of beet "Beta vulgaris" Cicla Group grown for its dark crinkly glossy leaves with thick white or red stems which grow in a cluster from the base. The leaves and stems are generally cooked as seperate vegetables usually by steaming. Common in the Mediterranean countries and similar to spinach [also called chard, silver beet (Aus & USA), white beetleaf beet, seakale beet].
A member of the beet family with thick, wavy green leaves and celery-like stalks (either red or white colored). Leaves and stalk can be eaten raw, or steamed and sautéed like spinach.