Post by Ismail AbdulAzeez on Sept 9, 2018 11:20:39 GMT 1
Other than as a food, beets can be used as a medicinal plant or serve as food colouring.
Beetroot is one of several of the cultivated varieties of Beta vulgaris grown for their edible taproots and their leaves (called beet greens).
In case you did not know, beetroot has been gaining amazing popularity as the new superfood around the world.
Deep, earthy flavour and a whole lot of crunch, another amazing thing about beetroot is the incredible colour that can transform anything shocking pink.
The beautiful and bright colour of beetroots can make anyone fall in love with it yet, it is often ignored, perhaps because of its distinctive taste.
Originally from Europe, beetroot was first cultivated by the Romans. By the 19th century, it was discovered that it contains one of the highest sugar contents of any vegetable and was then used commercially to extract sucrose from the beet plant.
A large proportion of the commercial production is processed into boiled and sterilized beets or into pickles.
Pickled beets are a traditional food in many countries. Beetroot can also be used to make wine.
Both the leaves and the roots can be eaten. It is low in fat, full of powerful antioxidants, helps in the absorption of iron and rich in Vitamin C. In Eastern Europe, beet soup, such as borscht, is a popular dish. In Indian, chopped, cooked, spiced beet is a common cuisine.
Beetroots are best enjoyed raw and uncooked as cooking may destroy most of its nutrients.
Highly medicinal. For those who have anaemia, a combination of beetroot juice with carrots and amla is very healthy.
It is a great liver cleanser and helps in flushing out all the toxins.
It is low in calories and almost fat free - It serves as a good option for those looking to keep their weight down.
The nitrates present in beetroot increase nitric oxide found in the blood vessels which allow more oxygen to flow to the heart, brain and muscles thus, lowering high blood pressure.
Beetroots are very rich in Vitamin C which helps in clearing blemishes and evens out your skin tone while giving it a natural glow. The juice also purifies the blood which helps your skin to glow and remain healthy.
Beetroot juice with its pulp is full of fiber which helps in regulating digestion and also relieves constipation.
Despite its high sugar content, beetroot actually helps in regulating your blood sugar levels.
Concentrated liquid from boiled beet in water can be used to massage and treat the scalp. Alternatively, you can mix some beetroot juice, vinegar and ginger juice and apply to the scalp. Keep this for 20 minutes and rinse.