Surprisingly, not too many people are familiar with the root vegetable called beets. It may be because they are not widely available in certain countries. If youre looking for a new ingredient to add to your weekly grocery list, this vegetable should be on the top of the list.
Considered as highly nutritious, beets are root vegetables that provide a number of health benefits to the cardiovascular system in the body. Thanks to a number of proponents found in the root, it is able to help provide protection against cardiovascular related diseases. But what’s really in this root vegetable?
Beets have a number of different varieties available, which ranges from a red, orange-yellow, and to a white variety. The reason for the deep crimson color of the beet is because of its betalain pigments, betanin and betacyanin. Meanwhile, the yellow variety is rich in ß-xanthin pigment found in the vegetable. As for the choggia beet variety, it is called the candy cane variety because it comes in an alternating red and white concentric whirls.
Today, sugar beets are commonly used as a raw material for producing sugar. Many forget to consume the entire vegetable as it really is meant to be. Because of this, individuals tend to miss out on the health benefits that it provides. Read more…