Bundled with health benefits
The Radiant beetroot has
been identified as a superfood due to its immense nutritional value.
According to health experts, regular consumption of beetroot can benefit
our health in a multiple ways. It's low in calories (45 calories per
100 gm.) and has almost negligible fat content. Not only this, it helps
reduce blood pressure and aids in the production of red blood cells.
Beetroot is an excellent source of iron and is great for maintaining
healthy hemoglobin levels. It has anti-ageing properties and assists in
maintaining glowing skin and lustrous hair. It is also believed to
inhibit cancer cell mutation, prevent DNA damage, boost metabolism and
strengthen the digestive system.
How to Buy
buying beetroot, go for small and firm ones with a dark ruby blush. The
vegetable should have an unblemished surface with bright hued leaves
and an intact taproot. Avoid hairy taproots as they are indicative of
the veggie being old and tough. To ensure freshness, buy the ones that
are attached to their leaf stems. Since its leaves are also edible, they
can be used in a variety of recipes.
How to store
it in a cool and dry place, ideally refrigerated for 7-10 days. For an
enduring storage, the leaves need to be cut 2 inches from the root.
ensure that the nutrients and color of the beetroot remain intact, do
not remove its skin before boiling it. Once cooked, rub off the skin
under cold running water.
what are you waiting for? You now have enough reasons to be munching on
this ruby delight. Chomp and toss it in garden fresh salads or make a
wholesome, filling beetroot soup; from curries, sandwiches, to dips,
chutneys and even desserts - beetroot is fairly versatile, you may cook
it as you please.