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Beetroot is a lovely deep red in color and also known as table beet, garden beet, red beet or simply beet. The beet is a cool weather biennial cultivated as annual. Beets are grown from seeds sown in early spring and are ready to harvest 60 to 80 days after planting. Beets are not harmed by frost, but hot weather can toughen the roots.

Beetroot  has been gaining popularity as a new super food due to recent studies claiming that beets and beetroot juice can improve athletic performance, lower blood pressure and increase blood flow. Beetroot can be boiled or steamed, peeled and then eaten warm with or without butter as a delicacy. It can also be cooked, pickled, and then eaten cold as a condiment or peeled, shredded raw, and then eaten as a salad. Pickled beets are a traditional food in many countries. You can try many dishes with beetroot some of them are:

  • Grated Beetroot Curry is a very simple preparation combined with onions, green chillies, grated beetroot and split yellow moong dal with spices.
  • Beetroot Chutney is a yummy dish with a wonderful appearance and tastes excellent when mixed with hot rice or roti. This dish is deliciously made combining cubes of beetroot and fresh coconut, slightly stir fried and made to a coarse paste.
  • Beetroot Salad is colourful and healthy recipe as beetroot is a red colour with an acquired taste that has been linked with better stamina, improved blood flow and lower blood pressure.
  • Beetroot Paratha is a beautiful bright coloured paratha that is healthy and delicious to. Serve with curd, curries.
  • Beetroot and Tomato Soup : A sizzling bowl of tomato and beetroot soup is truly one of life’s simple pleasures. The point that this food is really easy to make with such great outcomes is an additional benefit. The soup appears best with fresh tomatoes simply because they have the ideal flavor.
  • Beetroot Roti, colourful roti tinged by the pink shades of beetroot and the savoury touch of til, with coriander powder and chilli powder for added flavour.
  • Beet Root Kurma is another variation of popular south indian kurma goes very well with parotas.
  • Beet Root Soup : Borsh is a traditional Russian soup prepared from beets and cabbage. It is usually served with a spoon of sour cream.
  • Beetroot and Spinach Fry is a simple and delicious dish popularly made in the South Indian cuisine, served as a Side dish.
  • Beet Root Lassi, luscious and gorgeous masala spiced beetroot lassi is easy to make and tasty delicious summer special liquid recipe.

Beetroot, or table beets, although from the same family as sugar beets (beta vulgaris), are genetically and nutritionally different. Sugar beets are white in color and commonly used for sugar extraction and sweetening manufactured foods. Sugar cannot be obtained from beetroot, which are most commonly found in red and gold varieties.

Beetroots, being rich in nitrates can reduce stroke, heart related diseases and blood pressure. This is because nitrate gets oxidized when mixed with blood forming nitric oxide that enlarges blood vessels and increases the oxygen content in blood. Consuming beetroot on a regular basis is important to have a healthy heart.

As beetroots contain natural minerals like silica, it helps the body to utilize the calcium consumed in a proper way providing strength to bones and makes the bones stronger. It also contains nutrients like magnesium, vitamin C, folate that are the best supplements to strengthen bones.

Beetroots are rich in nutrients that help to boost your immune system and can produce new blood cells.  A raw beetroot contains folic acid, iron, zinc, magnesium, potassium, fiber, vitamin C and carbohydrates.

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