Beetroot – Shalgam
Beetroot is an ancient cultural plant and has been cultivated in Europe long before the birth of Christ. Both beets and sugar beets originate from beach beets that grow wild along the coast of Europe.
Beetroot can be flat, round, oval or cylindrical. Most common for sale with us are the round ones. The special deep red color of the beetroot is due to two natural dyes. One is called betacyanin and gives a red-violet color, while the other dye gives a yellow color. The color may vary between the varieties, but younger beets tend to have more violet color than the larger and older ones. In summer, beets are sold in bundles with leaf growth, in winter without leaves in loose weight.
Beetroot has many uses. Boil beets with peel and leave the leaf attachment on for about 5 cm where this is included, to prevent the juice from the beets from flowing into the boiling water. After cooking, the peel and leaf attachment are removed and the beets are served as warm vegetables or cold in salads. Cooked and sliced beets can be mixed in ground beef for Biff Lindstrøm. Boiled beetroot for fresh potatoes with a buttercream is a dish in itself. Beetroot is also well suited for pickling and is widely used for herring dishes or as spreads on bread slice with liver poaching. You get the widest raw diet with beets that are grated raw and mixed with carrot. Can also be baked in oven.
Beetroot has a low fat content and high folate content. Folate helps reduce fatigue and fatigue. Beetroot also has a high dietary fiber content that is beneficial for digestion, as well as being a source of potassium that helps maintain normal bone pressure. Beetroot should not be given to children under 6 months. due to high nitrate content.
The properties apply when consuming at least 100 g of product.
Beetroot should be whole without any damage or soft spots. Younger beets in bundles should be washed. The leaf attachments should be crispy and juicy. Inside, the beets should be stained evenly with no bright rings between the visible growth layers.
Beetroot has good shelf life. They must be kept cool and have high humidity, and must also be protected from direct air draft. However, beets are vulnerable to bumps and pressure injuries and must therefore be treated with caution.
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benefits of beetroot?
Beetroot has been gaining in popularity as a superfood. Recent studies claim that beets and beetroot juice can improve athletic performance, reduce blood pressure, and increase blood flow.
So much so that an increasing number of juices and drinks are now incorporating this nutritious food.
Beetroot comes from the same family as sugar beets. However, it is genetically and nutritionally different. Sugar beets are white, and manufacturers tend to use them for extracting sugar and sweetening processed foods. It is not possible to extract sugar from beetroot, which is mostly red or gold.
Heart health and blood pressure High blood pressure is a primary risk factor for cardiovascular disease (CVD). Reducing it by making dietary changes and through other means can help prevent heart failure, stroke, heart attacks, and other life threatening complications of CVD.
Digestion and regularity One cup of beetroot provides 3.81 grams (g) of fiber. Consuming enough fiber is essential for smooth digestion and gut health.Including beetroot in the diet is one way that a person can increase their fiber intake.
Cancer prevention A review of studies found that certain compounds in beets can disrupt the cancerous mutations of cells. Such compounds include betalains, which are pigments that give beets their red and yellow color.
- 58.5 calories
- 13 g of carbohydrates, including 9.19 g of sugar and 3.81 g of fiber
- 2.19 g of protein
Beetroot can also add the following vitamins and minerals to a person’s diet.
|Nutrient||Percentage of an adult’s daily requirement|
|Vitamin A||0.3% for males, and 0.39% for females|
|Magnesium||7.83% for males, and 10.97% for females|