Organic Beetroot Powder

Organic Beetroot Powder
Organic Beetroot Powder
Organic Beetroot Powder Organic Beetroot Powder
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300954 001
$6.30
Net Weight:
2 oz
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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.

 

History of Beets

The word beet is derived from Old English "bete", which was borrowed from Latin "beta" which  most etymologists believe originated from the Celtic language. 

Beets have been used since before recorded history (the first written records date back to around 4000 BC in Egypt). Charred beet roots were found among Neolithic (also known as the New Stone Age which began in approximately 10,200 BC and ended between 4500 and 2000 BC) remains at an excavation site in the Netherlands. The Romans used both the roots and leaves to treat constipation and fevers. The Greek physician Hippocrates (460 -370 BC) used beet leaves as a binding for wounds. In the Talmud, the book of Jewish law, rabbis recommended "eating beet root, drinking mead, and bathing in the Euphrates" as part of a prescription for a long and healthy life.

While beet leaves were eaten for hundreds of years, the root itself was not widely consumed until French chefs recognized its culinary potential in the early 1800's.

Early European colonists brought beets to North America, but there is no recorded history telling when they first arrived on the east coast. By the 1700's, there were numerous mentions of red, yellow and white beetroots. While 18th century beets were typically coarse, turnip-shaped and hairy, both George Washington and Thomas Jefferson grew them on their respective farms in Mount Vernon and Monticello. Washington was considered an agricultural pioneer, and he was continuously experimenting with new crops and sophisticated techniques to improve his farms. In 1888, Burpee's Farm Annual was offering 12 different varieties of table beets. 

 

Cultivation

Beet seeds will germinate in soil temperatures between 40° and 95°F but do best between 50° to 85°F. Beets grow better in spring and fall's cooler temperatures and grow poorly, with smaller sizes, during hot weather. Spring plantings should go in 4-6 weeks before the average last spring frost while Fall plantings can be planted 8-10 weeks before the first expected frost. 

Beet seeds are planted close together (1" to 2" apart) in the row. The seeds are covered with loose soil, watered gently and plants sprout in 7 to 14 days. For a continuous supply, beets are planted in waves about three weeks apart. For best results in establishing beet plants, irrigation is done about every 4 days or so with 1/2" to 3/4" of water. Once they're established, about 1" of water per week it generally enough. 

Harvesting beets is typically done between 7-8 weeks. Once the beets have reached their desired size, they're carefully dug up from the soil.

Three of the most commonly grown varieties are Red Cloud, Redpack and Ruby Queen, all are used as fresh market as well as for processing. Red Cloud has smooth, globe-shaped, dark-red roots, excellent color and high sugar content. Redpack has smooth, globe-shaped, dark-red roots with short, red-tinged, dark-green tops. Ruby Queen produces a smooth, round root with a small tap root and good color. 

Depending on the time of year, our organic beetroot powder is from beets grown in Egypt or China.

 

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

Beetroot powder has a slightly sweet, earthy taste.

 

Conversions

One teaspoon of beetroot powder provides the nutrition in one beet.

 

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Nutrition Facts

Serving Size1 tsp

Amount Per Serving

Calories8

% Daily Value*

Total Fat0g0%

Saturated Fat0g0%

Trans Fat0g

Polyunsaturated Fat0g

Monounsaturated Fat0g

Cholesterol0mg0%

Sodium0.0mg0%

Total Carbohydrate1.3g0%

Dietary Fiber0.0g0%

Total Sugars1.3g

Added Sugars0g0%

Sugar Alcohol0.0g

Protein0.3g0%

Vitamin D0mcg0%

Calcium19mg1%

Iron0mg2%

Potassium47mg1%

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice. These values were calculated and therefore are approximate. For more accuracy, testing is advised.

4.7 out of 5
25 total ratings.

Victor Y. (Verified buyer) 05/05/2022
The best I ever had The best I ever had

Jody S. (Verified buyer) 03/28/2022
Love it I love the earthy taste. Great product, amazing prices. Will be a repeat customer!

Tamas S. (Verified buyer) 03/23/2022
Always great products service and Always great products service and good price!

JEFFREY B. (Verified buyer) 02/21/2022
Great addition to my shakes. I put about a heaping teaspoon in my carrot/apple/ginger/cashew shakes or berry shakes and it fits right in with either flavor profile. Can definitely feel the benefits after about 3 days.

Connie P. (Verified buyer) 11/19/2021
love this stuff great on love this stuff great on spuds salads soup even chicken

Rory C. (Verified buyer) 10/18/2021
NICE!! Blends well with water and a little Truvia for a morning drink. As soon as I am out I will order more.

Keith P. (Verified buyer) 09/10/2021
Best value for health too! There are many Beet supplements out there as Beets are known to raise Hemoglobin and help the blood. Supplements - Expensive and who knows what the quality is. Here, I buy a POUND of organic dried and ground beet root and add two heaping teaspoons to a glass, mix with a little Organic Orange Juice, stir and then add some seltzer. Tastes great, refreshing AND.... so far my Hemoglobin raised a half point doing this randomly for a month! Thank you Spices Inc. You help make getting better affordable! If I had to buy this many pounds in organic beets, I'd be BROKE!

Ron R. (Verified buyer) 11/12/2020
Organic Beet Powder I primarily use the powder in a health drink, with turmeric, apple cider vinegar, and pomegranate juice, with a little pinch of pepper thrown in. Works fine, if you like the taste of beets, which I love.

PATRICK G. (Verified buyer) 07/31/2020
Organic beetroot Great product No added sugar or artificial color Helps me control my high blood pressure. Very satisfied

Johnnie K. (Verified buyer) 07/07/2020
Major Nitrite Oxide Love it, improved my circulation very much.
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