Have you ever seen this red root vegetable at the grocery section at the supermarket and either ignored,scorned it or wondered what the hell you were going to do with it at home?
You are not alone.
This root vegetable is rich in Vitamin A,C B1and B6 and some essential minerals .
Vitamin A is great for your eyes,immune system for a healthy skin and hair,Vitamin B1 goes towards building a healthy nervous system and Vitamin B6 is needed for cell growth.
Not many people know the wonderful properties of the beetroot or the amazing ways it can be used in food preparation.Here are some ways I use it in my kitchen.
1.Added to salads.
You know the same way we add grated carrots to cole slaw and other salads,add grated beetroot or cube it and add to your favourite salad.It adds color taking your salads to a whole new kaleidoscopic level not to mention the added nutritional value you are pumping into your body.
Yes just like carrots or tomatoes you can eat beetroot raw.
Blend it with your favourite fresh fruit juice whether pineapple,mango or orange juice.
Just remember that if you are going to keep it out for long add something acidic like lime or lemon juice to prevent it from oxidation which changes its color.
Its is also great as a juice on its own
Add it to your favourite fruit smoothie as a color enhancer and as a natural sweetener .
Though i prefer the taste of raw beetroot they can also be cooked and added to soups and stews.
And there you have gre to start adding the beetroot to your “must have” vegetable list.
A lot of people underestimate the power of the beetroot and here are five fun facts about the beetroot that show you shouldnt,courtesy of www.lovebeetroot.co.uk
1.Taken as a juice it’s a natural cure for a hangover.
2.Its nature’s answer to Viagra,see you don’t need those little pills.
3.Eating beetroot nullify’s garlic breath.
4.Boiling beetroot in water and then massaging the water into your scalp is a cure for dandruff
5.Apparently it can be used as a hair dye too!
Have you used beetroot in your kitchen,share some interesting ways you have eaten this beetiful vegetable.
Head over to the fun facts page here to read more.