Beet Root Powder

COMMON NAME: Beet root


OTHER NAME: Beet, Sugar beet, Spinach beet.


BOTANICAL NAME: Beta vulgaris Linn.


PLANT FAMILY: Chenopodiaceae


OVERVIEW: Dehydrated roots powder.



INTRODUCTION: Beets have the highest sugar content of all the vegetables and are becoming popularly used as a sweetening substitute. It is an herbaceous biennial or, rarely, perennial plant with leafy stems growing to 1–2 m tall. The leaves are heart-shaped, 5–20 cm long on wild plants (often much larger in cultivated plants). The flowers are produced in dense spikes; each flower is very small, 3–5 mm diameter, green or tinged reddish, with five petals; they are wind pollinated. The fruit is a cluster of hard nutlets.


PHYTOCONSTITUENTS: Betaine (the same as the nutritional supplement trimethylglycine, not the same as betaine hydrochloride), and also alanine, alantoin, arginine, beta-carotene, calcium, fiber (about 10% by weight), GABA, glycine, histidine, magnesium, pantothenic acid (vitamin B5), phosphorous, potassium, selenium, thiamine (vitamin B1), tryptophan, tyrosine, vitamin C, zinc, and, interestingly, although not in nutritionally significant amounts, zirconium.


PARTS USED: Dried roots used.


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PRECAUTIONS: None known.


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