Beetroot's "Super-food" Health Benefits

November 28, 2016

Today marks the end of our beetroot harvest on the farm today with our red, golden and candy striped beetroot all nicely tucked away in storage.

 

 

 

Company Co-owner, Fraser Key, said the quality of the beets are "excellent" despite the British (no, I mean, wet!) summer.

 

He said: "The yield has been poor this year as the beetroot crops did not really enjoy the wet and cold May and June."

 

However we are very happy with the quality of the great vegetable we have grown this year.

 

Beetroot has established itself as a family favourite around the dinner table, with it being enjoyed in a variety of ways.

 

Whether you like crinkled-cut beet as part of your salad, honey-roasted beetroot or even pickled and soaked in vinegar, there is no denying that beetroot is becoming what is classed as a "super-food".

 

It can be found in soups, juices, yogurts, crisps and even sports bars. The extremely versatile

vegetable is packed full of health benefits including Betacyanin which is what gives beetroot its gorgeous colour. It is also an antioxidant which helps to lower cholesterol which reduces the risk of heart disease. 

 

The juices from beetroots are very popular due to the reported benefits in muscle recovery after exercise and it helps to lower blood pressure levels. That is why beetroot juice is so widely popular among Athletes.

 

Beetroot is a great source of iron and folate and plenty of vitamins and minerals including, nitrate, magnesium, potassium and Antioxidants.

 

The health benefits of beetroot are immense and we are very pleased at the great quality of our beets this year.

 

We also make honey & chili beetroot, and honey & ginger beetroot. Read more about the work of our farm here.

 

For more information on beetroot, visit: www.lovebeetroot.co.uk

 

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