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Beets are Back in Season

The beets are back in season. Good thing too, because we absolutely love them! There’s several reasons why we use this marvellous vegetable in so many of our dishes...

  • It’s easy to grow your own beetroot in your garden, and ideal for a less experienced gardener. Click here for some great advice on how to get started.

  • The sweet, slightly earthy taste and smooth texture gives this vegetable versatility. Roast it, blend it into a soup or juice, chop up into salads or even brownies! The possibilities are endless.

  • Two thousand years ago, prior to cultivation, beetroot was a carrot-shaped root and only the leaves were eaten. If only they knew what they were missing!

  • The red variety of this vegetable is the most common. Golden and white varieties are grown, just on a smaller scale.

  • Supermarket beetroot sales surged to over £1m a week in June due it being branded as the new superfood.

  • Betacyanin, the pigment that gives beetroot its signature colour, is high in antioxidants.

  • Beetroot is one of the most environmentally friendly crops because it rarely needs treating with pesticides.

  • There is as little as 38 calories in 100g of beetroot.

Make the most of this month by stocking up on one of the most colourful, nutritious vegetables while it’s in season!

 

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