The advantage of organic beet powder lies in its long shelf life. While whole beets or beet juice may expire only in weeks, beet powder, which is created through an infrared water removal process that preserves the vegetable’s nutrients, remains fresh and edible for much longer. Better yet, powdered beets can be incorporated into a wide variety of dishes, from yogurt and ice cream to salad and soup. Borscht for example, is a marvelous-tasting soup based on beet roots, which was even served in Space when the crew of Apollo 18 met with their fellow astronauts from Soyuz 19. None of the color, aroma or flavor of natural beets is lost in the water removal process and no artificial ingredients are used to create the final product. Certified organic product.
Nutrition facts about beets
Beets are naturally high in potassium, magnesium, manganese, phosphorus, vitamins A and C, betacyanin, and beta- carotene Also, the presence of B vitamins and iron make beets a good pregnancy food, and because beets are low in calories and high in natural sugars, they make a great high-energy food. Besides vitamin C and beta-carotene, the antioxidant character of beets is boosted by betalain antioxidant pigments, which are a phytonutrient, and are the reason for beet’s red color.
Health benefits of beets
- Beets are a great detoxifying food. They can be a great liver tonic, may prevent various cancer types, plus they purify the blood.
- Test your stomach acid with beet. When you consume beet juice, or eat many beets, if your urine turns red when you’re in the WC, then you might have a low stomach acid.
- The dark red vegetable acts as a natural viagra. This effect has been known since the time of the Romans who used this food as an aphrodisiac. The scientific explanation for this hides in the high amounts of boron that is found present in the veggie, and boron is associated with the production of human sex hormones.
- Beets strengthen mental health. That’s because they contain tryptophan and betaine. Tryptophan is an essential amino acid that serves as a precursor to serotonin – a crucial neurotransmitter, largely responsible for the psychological well-being of humans. Tryptophan eases the mind, aids serenity and a good night’s sleep. Betaine on the other hand is also known as a substance that is used in the treatment of depression forms. And if that isn’t enough, beet also lowers the blood pressure, so if you’ve just had a rage outburst, eat some beet.