Beetroot used to be that ingredient that sat in splendid isolation at the edge of so many plates once the meal was over and everyone had left the table. Unless you’re of course a committed Olympian because then you’ll truly appreciate that beetroot is a health-food titan brimming with beneficial vitamins, minerals and antioxidants.
Like so many British veg, beetroot was a parting gift from our retreating Roman invaders who were enthusiastic cultivators of this polarizing crop.
Belonging to the same family as spinach and chard, beetroot is a dynamic source of calcium, iron, vitamins A&C, manganese, potassium and even folic acid. Some claim the prominent presence of betacyanin is central to its capacity to promote white blood cell growth and even assist in the suppression of some types of cancer.
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