Beetsare a unique source of phytonutrients called betalains. Betanin and vulgaxanthin are the two best-studied betalains from beets, and both have been shown to provide antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and detoxification support.
Humansappear to vary in response to dietary betalains; only 10-15% of adults in the United States are estimated to have the capacity to absorb and metabolize enough betalains to gain the full benefits.
Beetsbelong to the chenopod family, which includes chard, spinach, and quinoa.
Beetscome in red, white, golden-yellow and even rainbow colors! But they aren't has hardy as they look - even the slightest puncture will cause the betalains to bleed, especially during cooking.