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Beetroot

Also Known As : Fresh Beets
Technical Name : Beta vulgaris

Vegetarian

Taste Profile

Beetroot have an earthy and a little bitter taste when raw.

Common names and forms

  1. Beetroot Red
  2. Fresh Beets
  3. Organic Beetroot

Description

Beetroot are the taproot portion of a beet plant. They are edible dark red, small, round roots considered as a vegetable. They have smooth, pale-brown outer skin covering. with rich, dark red flesh inside.

Health benefits

  • Beetroots are beneficial to treat cardiovascular diseases.(1)
  • Consuming fresh beets can prevent dementia.(1)
  • Fresh beets can be helpful for diabetics as they can help lower glucose levels.(1)
  • Fresh beets are food source of fibre which can prevent constipation.(1)
  • Fresh beets are beneficial to reduce chronic diseases as well.(1)
  • Fresh beets can be helpful to treat breast cancer and prostate cancer.(2)
  • They are good for pregnant women as they are high in folic acid.(2)

Selection Guide

Choose beetroots that are firm, smooth and have vibrant red-purple colour. Avoid ones that are soft, wrinkled and dull in colour. Beetroots are sweetest and tender from june to october. Avoid too large fresh beets with hairy taproots.

Note

People with kidney stones should avoid beetroot in their diet. Beetroot can cause allergic reactions such as hives, fever and rashes in some people. They can also cause bloating, flatulence and cramping.(3)

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