Beetroot is high in fibre and folate and contains manganese, vitamin C and potassium. The bright purple colour is from antioxidants called betacyanins that may help prevent high blood pressure and protect blood vessels.
Beetroot leaves are rich in vitamin K and the antioxidant beta-carotene and are great in salads.
Want to know more about the health benefits of beetroot, recipes ideas and how to select the perfect beetroot? Check out this article: http://www.bbcgoodfood.com/howto/guide/ingredient-focus-beetroot
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