“Beet Health Benefits” Include Powerful Pigments That Detoxify And Health

“Beet Health Benefits” Include Powerful Pigments That Detoxify And Health Written by: Sarah for Off the Grid News

History

The beet (Beta Vulgaris) originated in the Mediterranean, and its history predates written records. Moreover, the writings of the neo-Babylonian era mention the beet and its health benefits. In addition, the Greeks noted it as one of the most valuable foods there was. The Romans after the Greeks also refer to beet health benefits, which include the ability to give additional energy and to relieve constipation.

Growing Beets

Nearly two-thirds of all beets are canned and not sold or eaten fresh. Beets grow easily and can withstand frost quite well. You can even plant them in gardens one month before the last frost of winter. The seeds of the beet are delicate and do best when the soil is cool and moist, as in early spring. They mature quickly and do well when planted in succession, three to four weeks apart.

You should plant beet seeds half an inch deep and about one inch apart. You should space the rows about twelve to eighteen inches apart. If you plant seeds too deep, this may cause the seed to sprout more slowly. As the beets mature, they do quite well in warm weather conditions.

When the seeds begin to sprout, they often have multiple shoots. You will need to thin them out so that they are one to three inches apart. Beets do not thrive well when they have to compete with weeds, as their roots are usually shallow. Weeding by hand is essential to preserving the young plants. Harvest time is about sixty days after planting.

Facts About Beet Health Benefits

Despite all of the listed beet health benefits, most people do not eat enough of them. Assuredly, they should be a part of our daily diet. In 100 grams this red veggie has only 42 calories and less than 10 grams of carbohydrates. Furthermore, many experts think that it is the most perfect form of fiber we can eat. One cup of beets has zero fat of any kind, contains 1.5 grams of protein, 1 mg of iron, 27 mg of calcium, 43 mg of phosphorus, 10 mg of vitamin C, and 4 mg of niacin, sodium, and magnesium, as well as fiber, vitamin A, and biotin.

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