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Beetroot Nutrition

Beetroot Nutrition Betacyanin is the name of the pigment which gives the beetroot its deep red colour. Betacyanin in beetroot nutrition is a powerful antioxidant which fights against various cancers.

  • Betacyanin is a powerful cancer fighting agent which may particularly help prevent colon cancer.

  • Beetroot nutrition contain betaine which is a nutrient important for cardiovascular health. Betaine functions in conjunction with folic acid and vitamins B6 and B2 to reduce homocysteine build up in the blood - too much homocysteine build up can lead to heart disease, stroke, and peripheral vascular disease.

  • Beetroot juice has been shown to lower blood pressure and thereby helping to prevent cardiovascular diseases.

  • Beetroot nutrition is high in folate which supports red blood cell growth and helps to prevent anemia. Folate also helps to prevent homocysteine build up in the blood, allows nerves to function properly and helps prevent Alzheimers disease.

  • Beetroots is also high in potassium which helps the nerves and muscles to function properly. Potassium also maintains the bodies' acid balance and can help lower the risk of high blood pressure.

  • One cup of beetroot contains around 58 calories.



    THE FULL NUTRITIONAL VALUE OF BEETROOT:

    Beets, raw

    Refuse: 33%  (Parings and part tops)
    Scientific Name:  Beta vulgaris
    NDB No: 11080 (Nutrient values and weights are for edible portion)

    Nutrient Units 1.00 X 1 cup
    -------
    136g
    Proximates
    Water
    g
    119.11
    Energy
    kcal
    58
    Energy
    kJ
    245
    Protein
    g
    2.19
    Total lipid (fat)
    g
    0.23
    Ash
    g
    1.47
    Carbohydrate, by difference
    g
    13.00
    Fiber, total dietary
    g
    3.8
    Sugars, total
    g
    9.19
    Minerals
    Calcium, Ca
    mg
    22
    Iron, Fe
    mg
    1.09
    Magnesium, Mg
    mg
    31
    Phosphorus, P
    mg
    54
    Potassium, K
    mg
    442
    Sodium, Na
    mg
    106
    Zinc, Zn
    mg
    0.48
    Copper, Cu
    mg
    0.102
    Manganese, Mn
    mg
    0.447
    Selenium, Se
    mcg
    1.0
    Vitamins
    Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
    mg
    6.7
    Thiamin
    mg
    0.042
    Riboflavin
    mg
    0.054
    Niacin
    mg
    0.454
    Pantothenic acid
    mg
    0.211
    Vitamin B-6
    mg
    0.091
    Folate, total
    mcg
    148
    Folic acid
    mcg
    0
    Folate, food
    mcg
    148
    Folate, DFE
    mcg_DFE
    148
    Choline, total
    mg
    8.2
    Betaine
    mg
    175.0
    Vitamin B-12
    mcg
    0.00
    Vitamin B-12, added
    mcg
    0.00
    Vitamin A, RAE
    mcg_RAE
    3
    Retinol
    mcg
    0
    Carotene, beta
    mcg
    27
    Carotene, alpha
    mcg
    0
    Cryptoxanthin, beta
    mcg
    0
    Vitamin A, IU
    IU
    45
    Lycopene
    mcg
    0
    Lutein + zeaxanthin
    mcg
    0
    Vitamin E (alpha-tocopherol)
    mg
    0.05
    Vitamin E, added
    mg
    0.00
    Vitamin D (D2 + D3)
    mcg
    0.0
    Vitamin D
    IU
    0
    Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
    mcg
    0.3
    Lipids
    Fatty acids, total saturated
    g
    0.037
    4:0
    g
    0.000
    6:0
    g
    0.000
    8:0
    g
    0.000
    10:0
    g
    0.000
    12:0
    g
    0.000
    14:0
    g
    0.000
    16:0
    g
    0.035
    18:0
    g
    0.001
    Fatty acids, total monounsaturated
    g
    0.044
    16:1 undifferentiated
    g
    0.000
    18:1 undifferentiated
    g
    0.044
    20:1
    g
    0.000
    22:1 undifferentiated
    g
    0.000
    Fatty acids, total polyunsaturated
    g
    0.082
    18:2 undifferentiated
    g
    0.075
    18:3 undifferentiated
    g
    0.007
    18:4
    g
    0.000
    20:4 undifferentiated
    g
    0.000
    20:5 n-3 (EPA)
    g
    0.000
    22:5 n-3 (DPA)
    g
    0.000
    22:6 n-3 (DHA)
    g
    0.000
    Cholesterol
    mg
    0
    Phytosterols
    mg
    34
    Amino acids
    Tryptophan
    g
    0.026
    Threonine
    g
    0.064
    Isoleucine
    g
    0.065
    Leucine
    g
    0.092
    Lysine
    g
    0.079
    Methionine
    g
    0.024
    Cystine
    g
    0.026
    Phenylalanine
    g
    0.063
    Tyrosine
    g
    0.052
    Valine
    g
    0.076
    Arginine
    g
    0.057
    Histidine
    g
    0.029
    Alanine
    g
    0.082
    Aspartic acid
    g
    0.158
    Glutamic acid
    g
    0.582
    Glycine
    g
    0.042
    Proline
    g
    0.057
    Serine
    g
    0.080
    Other
    Alcohol, ethyl
    g
    0.0
    Caffeine
    mg
    0
    Theobromine
    mg
    0
    USDA National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference, Release 22 (2009)

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