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Beetroot - (each)

Beets are a root vegetable, and they are quite adaptable too. For instance, they can be boiled, fried, roasted, mashed, or you can even buy pickled beets.

Consuming beets leads to a large intake of nitrate, which has many purported health benefits. Most notably, nitrate helps to lower blood pressure

This vegetable also has a reasonably decent mix of micronutrients

See here for a full guide to beets.

  • Calories: 43 kcal
  • Carbohydrate: 9.6 g
  • Fiber: 2.8 g
  • Sugar: 6.8 g
  • Fat: 0.2 g
  • Protein: 1.6 g
  • Folate: 27% RDA
  • Manganese: 16% RDA
  • Potassium: 9% RDA
  • Vitamin C: 8% RDA
  • Magnesium: 6% RDA
Key Point: The biggest benefit of beets is likely their high nitrate content.
Add beetroot to smoothies for a nutritional drink. Don't forget that the leaves are also full of goodness and make a great colour addition to any salad. slice them up thinly.