Scientific Name :

Beta Vulgaris

Medicinal Value :

Beets are used to reduce blood pressure, as a tool in the fight against cancer, as an aphrodisiac, to regulate digestion, and to fight against skin discomfort and dandruff.

Nutrient Value :

Rich source of potent antioxidants and nutrients, including magnesium, sodium, potassium and vitamin C, and betaine, which is important for cardiovascular health.

Culinery and Other Values :

Beetroot is cooked as vegetable and also used as salad. Pickled beets are popular in many cuisines. Jams, jellies, sauces, condiments and ice creams are some of the widely-accepted beet recipes. Beet juices can be used for making wine.

Glossary :

  • English : Beetroot
  • Tamil : Beet
  • Malayalam : Beetroot
  • Telugu : Beetroot
  • Kannada : Beetroot
  • Hindi : Chukander
  • Konkani : Beetroot
  • Marathi : Biitt