Beetroot 1 kg - a good source of nutrients, fiber, and many plant compounds.
Their health benefits include improved heart health and enhanced exercise capacity, both of which are attributed to their inorganic nitrate content.
Beets are sweet and especially delicious when mixed in salads.
They are low in calories, yet high in valuable vitamins and minerals. In fact, they contain a bit of almost all the vitamins and minerals that you need.
Here is an overview of the nutrients found in a 100-gram serving of cooked beetroot:
- Calories: 44
- Protein: 1.7 grams
- Fat: 0.2 grams
- Fiber: 2 grams
- Vitamin C: 6% of the RDI ( Recommended Daily Intake)
- Folate: 20% of the RDI
- Vitamin B6: 3% of the RDI
- Magnesium: 6% of the RDI
- Potassium: 9% of the RDI
- Phosphorous: 4% of the RDI
- Manganese: 16% of the RDI
- Iron: 4% of the RDI
Easy to prepare and can be eaten raw, boiled, or baked.
Their flavour is one that takes some getting use to but don't beet yourself up about it...