Beets lower triglycerides & blood pressure, and improve athletic performance
There are at least 17 varieties of beets - the taproot part of the beet plant is used for nourishment
Red beet is a swollen root that is dark red and purple in color. Beets come in white and golden varieties, too. Red beet gets its distinctive color from nitrogen-containing water-soluble pigments called betalains.
The root of the beet plant is chiefly used in natural and herbal medicines. Rich in vitamin B, iron, folic acid, and potassium, this sweet and sour tuber brings variety and color to your winter kitchen.
Try any of these 17 varieties of beets found at your grocer:
- Bull’s Blood
- Crosby Egyptian
- Detroit Dark Red
- Early Wonder
- Golden Detroit
- Lutz Green Leaf
- Moulin Rouge
- Red Ace
- Red Ball
- Ruby Queen
- Touchstone Gold
- White Detroit
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