The Beetroot is the taproot portion of the beet plant, usually known in North America as the beet, also table beet, garden beet, red beet, or golden beet.
Whether you roast it whole, blend into a classic soup or drink as juice like the Olympians do – it is low in fat, full of vitamins and minerals and packed with powerful antioxidants.
Storage – Store in a cool, dark place for up to three days, or in the crisper section of the refrigerator for up to 10 days.
Beetroot is high in fibre and folate and contains manganese, vitamin C and potassium. The bright purple colour is from antioxidants called betacyanins that may help prevent high blood pressure and protect blood vessels. The leaves are rich in vitamin K and the antioxidant beta-carotene.
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