Beetroot not only adds incredible colour but also lots of nutrients to the food.
More About Beetroot
Beetroot also known as the table beet, garden beet or red beet are edible taproot of the plant. It is believed to be native to Europe and was first cultivated by Romans. It has a sweet, earthy flavour with a whole lot of crunches. The beetroot colour is derived from Betanin, which is also a potent anti-oxidant. The green leafy portion of the beet is also edible. Beetroot is commonly used as a raw salad or can be roasted, boiled, steamed, and, pickled. Tt is also used to make wine and improves the colour and flavour of desserts, jams, candy, jellies and sauces.
Half a cup of raw Beetroot contains:
- Calories: 37
- Carbohydrates: 8gram
- Fiber: 2gram
It also contains Folates, Manganese, Vitamin C, Vitamin A and Potassium.
- Beetroot stimulates red blood cell production and detoxifies the body.
- Beetroot produces a gas called nitric oxide which helps to relax and dilates blood vessels which improves blood flow.
- Beetroot provides best home remedy for itchy scalp and aids hair care.
- The colour pigment betanin in beetroot is a powerful antioxidant anti-inflammatory and fungicidal properties.
- Beetroot also promotes skin health and has anti-wrinkle properties.
Fresh beetroot can be stored at room temperature for weeks. In the fridge it can be stored for about months.
Country of Origin: India
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