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Barabietola di Chioggia or just Chioggia as it is sometimes known is an Italian globe rooted heirloom variety. This variety is grown as a novelty rather than for its flavour. The concentric circles of dark pink & white flesh are striking and quite unique, though people are often disapointed to discover the flesh reverts to white when cooked! Slice on a mandolin and eat raw. Because of its appearence when sliced this variety is sometimes known as bullseye. Young leaves can be eaten raw in salads or cooked as leaf beet.