Ten fun facts about Beetroots
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The world's largest beet was grown in 2005, weighing at least 156 pounds. It was grown by a Dutchman named Piet de Goede.
Since the colors in beetroot are so dark, the red pigment can cause your stool to turn dark!
Beetroot has been used from the Middle Ages as a treatment for medical illnesses relating to digestion and the blood. It is taken to rid garlic breath.
In 2010 a study showed that drinking a glass of beet juice a day significantly decreased a person's blood pressure for several hours.Fact 5
Betanin, taken from the roots of beets, can be used as a red food colorant in foods like tomato sauces, desserts ice cream and more.Fact 6
Beets have been around for many years, but according to Assyrian text, around 800 B.C. beets were grown in the Hanging Gardens of Babylon.Fact 7
Unlike other vegetables, the roots of the beet contain high amounts of sugar. The sugar is slowly released into your blood so it doesn't feel like a sugar high.Fact 8
The betanin pigments in the beet have also been shown to reduce tumor growths and act as an anti-inflammatory.Fact 9
Pregnant women are advised to consume beetroots as it can prevent miscarriages and the promotion of Vitamin B and iron are beneficial to growing new cells.Fact 10
The leaves of the beetroot are also edible. They can be steamed, giving a taste that is similar to spinach. Click here for more food facts ❯
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