If your only encounter with beetroot is ABC juice – a sweet blend of apple, beetroot and carrot, for the uninitiated – then perhaps it’s time to get better acquainted with this health-food titan.

Also known as beets, these purplish red vegetables are an exceptional source of phytochemicals, fibre, manganese and potassium, amongst other nutrients. Regular consumption of beetroots has been shown to boast a multitude of health benefits – from reduced blood pressure levels and regular bowel movements, to improved liver functions.

It’s not difficult to incorporate this versatile vegetable in your diet. From appetisers such as the classic borscht or savoury tarte tatin, to desserts – a lush red velvet cake or a fudgy brownie – the possibilities are endless.   

Try out some of our favourite recipes:

Crab Salad With Avocado, Beets, Creme Fraiche And Lime  
A refreshingly delicious salad that scores high on both the taste and nutrition front.

Vegetable Medley 
This colourful and flavourful low Glycemic Index recipe is protein-rich, low in fat and high in fibre. 

Life Saver 
Instead of your regular ABC juice, switch it up with this stunning and simple blend. A natural immunity booster, this juice is sure to perk up your day.

Red and gold beetroots are now in season and available at SuperNature Forum and online.