The humble beetroot is coming into season and has a great number of nutritional benefits making it a superhero of the vegetable world.
It has scientifically been linked to lowering blood pressure through vasodilation, contains anti-inflammatory betalains and is a great source of dietary fibre.
As if these potential health benefits weren’t enough, beetroot is a versatile veg that can be juiced, steamed, roasted and pickled. Even the leaves of the beetroot plant can be eaten and somewhat resemble spinach so there is no waste from this marvellous plant. Our personal favourite is combining cooked beetroot with some thick creamy yogurt for a delicious and colourful dip.
You can even use your beetroot to keep the children entertained with some messy fun as the water from boiled beetroot makes a great natural dye for fabrics and can result in some wonderfully creative garments with a completely safe, non-toxic colour. We don’t promise you wont all end up with pink hands.