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About beets

Beetroots, usually simply called beets, are a root vegetable used in cuisines worldwide. Harvested from summer through late autumn, beets store well. Mature red or golden beets deliver a bitter, earthy flavor when eaten raw, and they become candy-like when you grill, roast, or steam them. You can also enjoy early-season, younger beets raw for a tender, tasty treat. These root vegetables boast an array of essential vitamins, minerals, and healthy plant compounds.

It's no wonder, then, that beets and beet products are increasing in popularity in natural foods markets. However, beets are not new foods at all! Evidence exists that people in ancient Babylon, Greece, Rome, and certain areas of North Africa ate the root vegetable. Ancient civilizations used beets' stalks and leaves in cooking, but they used the roots for medicinal purposes.

Something closer to a modern beet appeared in the late 1500s in Italy and Germany. This version of the vegetable differed from ancient beet-like foods thanks to smaller leaves and stalks, as well as larger roots. German chemists started making sugar from beets in the 1700s. This method is used today with a subtype of beet known as the sugar beet that is beige or white and has much larger roots than common table beets.

The type of beets most widely known in the United States today are garden beets. Various subtypes of garden beets exist, such as:
  • Chioggia: This kind of beet has roots with red and white stripes.
  • Detroit Dark Red: These beets boast the darkest red roots of any garden beets.
  • Formanova: This type of beet grows shaped like a cylinder.
  • Golden: This kind of beet boasts carrot-colored roots.
  • Lutz Green Leaf: This is the largest variety of garden beets.

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FAQs About Beets

Beets are known for their health benefits. A low-calorie food that comes packed with a range of nutrients, beets may reduce the risk of chronic illnesses such as heart disease and type 2 diabetes. Beets and beetroot juice are associated with lower blood pressure, improved blood flow, and increased exercise performance.

Beetroots are a notable source of folate, manganese, and vitamin B2. The rich, red-hued roots are also a good source of the antioxidant betaine. Beets also offer potassium, which may play a role in regulating blood pressure. Beetroots are also a great source of vitamin C, iron, and fiber, and contain beneficial inorganic nitrates.

Antioxidants give vegetables such as beets their vibrant coloring. Antioxidants may provide additional health benefits, like reducing the risk of cellular damage and preventing some cancers. Even greens from beets have beta-carotene, a nutritional powerhouse also found in vegetables like broccoli, carrots, and spinach.

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