organic beetroot (in season now)
Our Beetroots are grown at our certified organic farm following our formula for a perfect beetroot... finest seeds, potent soil, touch of sunlight, exact dosage of pure water and lots of care by our skilled farmers...
Beetroot is used in recipes for salads, risottos or soups with a dollop of cooling sour cream. The sweet, earthy flavor of beetroot and showy color also work well in cakes. Chocolate and beetroot are a particularly heavenly combination.
Experiment by cooking beetroot whole, trimming the stalks to about 3cm above the bulb. Don't bother peeling or trimming the tail - that way, the intense maroon color won't be lost from the beetroot.
Baking or roasting develops beetroot's true flavor, and oven cooking is especially suited to larger bulbs, but beetroot can also be boiled.
Beetroot also works very well when served raw in salads. A popular method of preparing them is to use a mandolin slicer to cut very fine slices that add sophistication to your plate.
Although they're best used fresh, uncooked beetroot can keep for about 10 days in the fridge - trim the leafy tops to about 3cm above the bulb - this helps prolong its storage life.
Its sweet flavor and vibrant color makes a natural match with tart ingredients such as oranges, apples and peppery horseradish.
You might want to wear protective gloves when handling cooked beetroot, as it does stain.
Beetroot also known in North America as the table beet, garden beet, red or golden beet, or informally simply as the beet, refers to any of the cultivated varieties of beet (Beta vulgaris) grown for their edible taproots.
They are among the most commonly encountered varieties in North America, Central America, and Europe.
HEALTH BENEFITS OF BEETROOT
MINERALS - BEETROOT JUICE CONTAINS MAGNESIUM, PHOSPHORUS, SODIUM, POTASSIUM AND CALCIUM AS WELL AS SMALL AMOUNTS OF COPPER, SELENIUM, ZINC, IRON AND MANGANESE.
AMINO ACIDS - IT CONTAINS TRACE AMOUNTS OF VARIOUS AMINO ACIDS (INCLUDING D-AMINO ACIDS [ALPHA AMINO ACIDS]) WHICH HELP TO BUILD PROTEINS AND FOR USE BY THE BODY.
ANTIOXIDANTS - VARIOUS ANTIOXIDANTS (INCLUDING FLAVONOIDS AND CAROTENOIDS) ARE FOUND IN THE JUICE. THEY FIGHT AND DESTROY FREE RADICALS IN THE BODY AND HELP TO FIGHT PREMATURE AGING AND TO MAINTAIN A HEALTHY BODY AND MIND.
VITAMINS - BEETROOT ALSO PROVIDES VITAMINS A, B1, B2 , B3, C AND FOLIC ACID [FOLATE] (B9).
CANCER PROTECTION - WITHIN THE BEETROOT IS BETACYANIN, WHICH HAS BEEN FOUND TO SLOW THE GROWTH OF TUMORS BY 12.5 PERCENT IN PATIENTS WITH PROSTATE AND BREAST CANCER. THE IMPORTANCE OF SLOWING CANCER GROWTH SHOULDN’T BE UNDERESTIMATED.
LOWERING BLOOD PRESSURE - THE RESEARCH SHOWS THAT THE INORGANIC NITRATE CONTENT IN BEETROOT IS CHANGED INTO THE GAS NITRIC OXIDE WHEN EATEN. THIS GAS KEEPS THE BLOOD VESSELS OPEN AND RELAXED AND KEEPS BLOOD PRESSURE DOWN.
BOOSTING DIGESTIVE HEALTH - BEETROOT HIGH FIBER COUNT MAKES IT A PRIME CHOICE FOR THOSE WITH DIGESTIVE ISSUES. FIBER HELPS TO PROMOTE DIGESTIVE AND COLON HEALTH BY CLEANING OUT THE GASTROINTESTINAL SYSTEM AND MAKING FOR REGULAR, HEALTHY BOWEL MOVEMENTS.
PROVIDING ENERGY - THE VEGETABLE IS ALSO GREAT FOR PROVIDING ENERGY AND BOOSTING STAMINA. STUDY FOUND THAT ADULTS WHO DRANK 500ML OF THE JUICE A DAY COULD BOOST STAMINA PROLONG EXERCISE FOR UP TO 16% LONGER – AND THE INCREASED OXYGEN FLOW.
BRAIN AND DEMENTIA - STUDIES HAVE SHOWN THAT NITRITES WIDEN BLOOD VESSELS AND ALSO INCREASE BLOOD FLOW TO THE BRAIN.
DETOXIFYING PROPERTIES- BEETROOT CONTAINS FLAVONOIDS CALLED ANTHOCYANINS WHICH ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR THE DEEP PIGMENTS. ANTHOCYANINS, CAN HELP WITH RECOVERY FROM THE STRESS OF EXERCISE DURING TRAINING AND COMPETITION AS WELL AS HELPING TO COUNTER THE EFFECTS OF POLLUTION ON THE BODY.