Superfood Spotlight: Beetroot

As the days grow longer and warmer, it’s time to celebrate the arrival of seasonal superfoods that can elevate your health and wellbeing. One nutritional powerhouse that deserves the spotlight this spring is none other than the humble yet mighty beetroot. 

Beetroot is a root vegetable that boasts a captivating deep red colour and a subtly sweet flavour. Beyond its stunning appearance, beetroot is rich in essential nutrients and so much more. 

Nutrient-rich goodness 

Packed with essential vitamins and minerals, beetroot offers a plethora of health benefits. Its high content of dietary fibre supports digestive health, while its folate and vitamin C content contribute to a robust immune system. 

Nitrates for cardiovascular wellness 

One of the standout features of beetroot is its impressive nitrate content. Nitrates are compounds that, when consumed, convert into nitric oxide in the body. Nitric oxide promotes healthy blood flow and supports cardiovascular wellbeing, which can be especially beneficial as you gear up for more active spring days. 

Elevate your kitchen creations 

Beetroot’s versatility extends to the kitchen, where it can be prepared in numerous delightful ways.  

Beetroot is great roasted or grated. Enjoy it raw in salads for a satisfying crunch or roast it to bring out its natural sweetness and depth of flavour. Blend beetroot into smoothies for a colourful nutrient boost. Nutritionally beetroot is fairly similar to carrot so an appropriate serving size for an adult would be 1 whole large beetroot or 4-5 baby beetroot.