BEETROOT, beta vulgaris 'Early Wonder'Settler Hives
Don't discard the leafy tops! They are rich in vitamin C and make a boring green salad rainbow bright. The purple roots get their deep colour from the betalain pigment which has potent anti-inflammatory properties an abundance of health benefits. Hardy and easy to grow. ____________________________________________________________________
Nutritional Benefits Source of phytonutrients such as betalain (red pigment of beets) and betacyanin, fiber, manganese and potassium.
The green leaves are rich in calcium, iron and Vitamin A & C.
Potential health benefits
- Lowers blood pressure from naturally occurring nitrates that helps to relax and dilate blood vessels, improving blood flow and lowering blood pressure
- Betacyanin acts an anti-oxidant which scavenge free radicals that can cause aging and cancer
- Betalain supports the body natural detoxification processes by stimulating enzyme function in the liver
- Counteracts anaemia due to high amounts of iron and Vitamin C assists with the absorption
Kathryn Batty Holistic Nutritionist BHSc (Nut Med) Mindful & Co Cronulla