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Beets Full Nutrition Profile

Beets

Beets ( the beetroot, الشمندر ) is the taproot portion of the beet plant, a plant popular in Russia, North America, Europe and the middle east, other names include garden beet, table beet, red or golden beet.

Beets an irregular food source often regarded as exotic food overlooked in the American cuisine, though pickled beets are popular in southern states, the nationwide usage of beets is limited, and this neglect is unfortunate because they are highly saturated in a number of antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals. The beetroots and green tops provide very different nutritional benefits, so we recommend you to eat both.

Betalains (antioxidant chemicals commonly found in beetroot) gives beets its purple-red color. Beetroot is also highly saturated in ascorbic acid (vitamin C) and several vitamins B.

Beet greens are highly saturated in various antioxidants, including lutein and zeaxanthin, as well as they contain enormous amounts of retinol (vitamin A) and iron.

Recommendation

Eat beets half cooked, as cooking notably decreases the nutritional benefit in them, so try to cook them as short as possible.

Intake

Try beetroot in Russian borscht or roast beets in the oven until tender and enjoy their outstanding taste.

Eat beet greens saute, by sauteing until tender with an amount of chopped onion and garlic, and/or add beet juice to various vegan soups for a full nutritional profile.

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