Beetroot in Poland is a well-known vegetable called beetroot. Latin name (Beta vulgaris L.) It originates from the coastal burqa (Beta martima L.). Beetroot has been cultivated since antiquity. It was used both for food and for medical purposes. In Europe, the cultivation of these vegetables became popular in the 16th century.
The advantage of beets as a food product on a large scale is the possibility of its long-term storage. Good storage is a great convenience for export transportation. Growing beets is cheap and easy. This makes it affordable for the average consumer.
In the processing industry, beetroot is often used in the production of:
- drinking juices
- production of natural food coloring – betanine.
The most desirable variety for processing is one that has elongated roots that are more convenient to cut.
In addition, the varieties differ according to the length of the growing season into early (90-110 days) and late (110-130 days).
Beet roots and leaves. Popularly known as chard – these are young leaves in edible form. Their composition is protein and mineral salts. It is bigger than the root. The roots are also edible. Their content is about 20% dry matter, 2% protein, 1% fiber and 10 mg of vitamin C. Taste value is provided by organic acids, namely malic, oxalic, lemon and wine. The roots and leaves are edible fresh as an addition to salads.
- vitamin C – prevents infections, cancer and allergies
- vitamin B – supports memory, the functioning of the vascular and muscular systems and memory
- cobalt – shows hematopoietic properties
- calcium – works well on bones and teeth
- magnesium – fights the negative effects of stress and supports brain function
- Sodium and potassium – are responsible for handling water in the body
- manganese – is, inter alia, part of enzymes. Interestingly, beets contain copper, which is responsible for the metabolism of iron, bone and collagen
- iron – High content – promotes the formation of red blood cells, which prevents anemia
- Batanina – The dye helps fight bacteria. It supports the immune system and helps prevent so-called oxidative stress. This action helps reduce the risk of civilization diseases (eg diabetes, atherosclerosis, hypertension, allergies, cancer)
- Low glycemic index – Beetroot is in its raw form, among other things it supports metabolism and removes harmful toxins from the body
- Drinking beetroot juice reduces intestinal rot.
We recommend beet juice to both men and women. Men can increase their endurance and libido. Women maintain a slim figure and maintain a youthful appearance for a long time. For children, beetroot juice is a natural immune booster. Pickled beetroot juice is recommended for vegans and vegetarians because it provides valuable plant iron.
Due to the high glycemic index, diabetics should avoid pickled beet juice. People with kidney stones and rheumatism are also contraindicated.