Vegetable of the Month - Beets

Did you know...? Fun facts!

  • Beets are 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.
  • Humans appear 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.
  • Beets belong to the chenopod family, which includes chard, spinach, and quinoa.
  • Beets come 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.

Nutrtional Information

  • 1 cup sliced cooked beets contains 136mcg folate, 0.55mg manganese, 518.50mg potassium, 0.13mg copper, 3.40g fiber, 39.10mg magnesium, 64.60mg phosphorus, 1.34mg iron, and 0.11mg vitamin B6.