Beetroot comes from the same family as sugar beets. However, it is genetically and nutritionally different. Sugar beets are white, and manufacturers tend to use them for extracting sugar and sweetening processed foods.
Green, leafy vegetables such as beet tops provide high levels of dietary nitrate. Cooked beet tops are a great source of iron, vitamin C, vitamin A, magnesium, potassium, and folate.
Benefits of the Plant
- Promotes heart health and blood pressure.
- May help to lower glucose levels.
- Highly nutritious.
- Contains fiber for digestion and regularity.
- Can disrupt the cancerous mutations of cells.