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Beet is prized for the sweetness it brings to meals. Beets onstitute major sources of sugar. Beet greens are rich in Vitamin C, folate, Vitamin A , and lutein. Both Vitamin A and lutein are associated with vision health. Greens also contain high levels of phytochemical beta-carotene. Beet roots contribute potassium, calcium, and trace chemicals to the nutritional picture.

There is considerable veriety of cooking beets. Red beets has a dark, sensual, earthy sweetness. Golden beets have brighter flovar. White beets are not very flavorful but they are commonly used as decorative. Chioggia beets have candy-like flavor when roasted.

Nutrition Chart

Beet / 100g Amount
Calories 43
Carbohydrate 9.56g
Total Fat 0.17g
Fibre 2.8g
Protein 1.61g
Cholesterol 0mg