May reduce risk of cancer
Promotes eye health
Promotes heart health
Serving size: 1/2 cup (cooked); Calories: 37; Fat: .2g; Cholesterol: 0mg; Sodium: 65mg; Carbs: 8g; Fiber: 2g; Sugars: 7g; Protein: 1g; Potassium: 7%DV; Vitamin A: 1%DV; Vitamin C: 5%DV; Calcium: 1%DV; Iron: 4%DV
Did You Know?
- Red, orange,-yellow and white varieties
- Contains betanin and betacyanin
- If you are eating a lot of beets or beet juice, and your urine could turn pink/red, called Beeturia
- Beets are a good source of folic acid, fiber, manganese, potassium, phosphorus, magnesium, iron, and vitamin B6.
- A mix of beetroot juice and vinegar, when applied on the scalp, can get rid of dandruff.
- The greens attached to the beet are edible and contain nutrients
Ways to Eat:
- In a salad
- Beets are native to Europe and Asia.
- They are planted in early spring, a month after the last frost.