Organic Beetroot Powder
Beetroot Powder, Beta vulgaris, is from the Amaranthaceae family and is related to the ancient grain amaranth. The beetroot is the taproot of the beet plant and the taproot is the central dominant root from which other roots sprout laterally. Typically the taproot is straight, very thick and tapers in shape while growing directly downward. In this country, this plant is known as beet, garden beet, golden beet, red beet, sugarbeet or table beet. It may be spelled as both beet root or beetroot.
The Beetroot, both red and white, were domesticated in Italy by selectively breeding wild beets native to the coasts of the Mediterranean sea. Other early horticulturists hybridized other beet-like types (especially chard) to produce the wide range of colors and shapes found in table beets today.
Our organic beet root powder is made from organic beets that are dehydrated and then ground into a powder. Retaining all the protective nutrients of ripe beets, this powder is naturally rich in vitamins, minerals, and nitrate. The American Heart Association reports on a preliminary study, where a test group of people with high blood pressure consumed beetroot juice each day had a decrease in their blood pressure for the next 24 hours.
When and Where to Use
With the highest sugar content of all the vegetables, beetroot powder is becoming increasingly popular as a sweetening substitute. Beet juice and beet powder are used to flavor carrot, celery, and other vegetable juices, while also being used to add color to a variety of foods. Commercially they’re also added to salad dressings, spaghetti sauces and tomato products (juices and sauces).
For home use, add this organic beetroot powder to applesauce, brownies, cakes, gravies, pancakes, sauces, soups or smoothies. They also make an excellent alternative food coloring in cakes and cupcakes to make them a bright red velvet color.
Pairs well with cacao.
Flavor Profile of Organic Beetroot Powder
Beetroot powder has a slightly sweet, earthy taste.
One teaspoon of beetroot powder provides the nutrition in one beet.