Beetroots, or simply beets, seem to be one of the most overlooked vegetables, perhaps due to its unpleasant appearance and its tendency to stain clothes and hands. But it’s important to include this highly nutritious vegetable in your diet.
Beetroot, also known as garden beet, table beet or red beet, is low in fat, full of vitamins and minerals, and packed with powerful antioxidants. It contains potassium, magnesium, iron, vitamins A, B6 and C, folic acid, zinc, carbohydrates, protein and soluble fiber.
Both the leaves and root of a beet can be eaten. The root can be eaten raw in a salad or cooked without peeling the skin to retain all the nutrients in it. You can try roasted beetroot dishes or freshly extracted beetroot juice mixed with other vegetable juices. Also, the greens can be cooked and enjoyed in the same way as spinach. Here are the top 12 health benefits of beetroots.