Beets, formally known as beetroots, are known for their earthy flavor, vibrant colors, and rich aroma. Beets have earned a reputation as a vibrant and versatile vegetable that is also full of nutrition and health benefits.
Beets are packed with fiber, essential vitamins, minerals and plant compounds, and pack a delicious punch as well to a variety of recipes. Some popular ways to eat beets, instead of just roasting, are to use them in balsamic roasted beet dishes, home-made hummus, fries and salads.
Here’s some other facts on beets.
Beets contain a bit of everything you need in your nutrition plan. One 3.5 ounce serving of boiled beets has:
- Fat: 0.2 grams
- Carbs: 10 grams
- Fiber: 2 grams
- Folate: 20% of the Daily Value (DV)
- Manganese: 14% of the DV
- Copper: 8% of the DV
- Potassium: 7% of the DV
- Magnesium: 6% of the DV
- Vitamin C: 4% of the DV
- Vitamin B6: 4% of the DV
- Iron: 4% of the DV
Beets also are rich in folate, manganese and copper, which all play a role in growth, development, heart health, bone formation, nutrient absorption, brain function, energy production and more.
You could almost say, Nothing Beats Beets!