Beetroot is a vegetable native to Southern Europe and a member of the Amaranthaceae family.



Depending on the variety, beetroots often consist of a deep red or purple hue and are commonly boiled, baked, and pickled.



Health Benefits


  • Low in calories, fat, and cholesterol which promotes weight loss and prevents cardiovascular disease. (1)


  • An excellent source of fibre which helps to ease digestion and even prevent diseases such as irritable bowel syndrome. (2)


  • A great source of magnesium which helps to soften joints and prevent cramps as well as provide neuron protection. (3) (4)


  • An excellent source of vitamin C and folate that prevents infections and anaemia respectively. (5)


  • Contains potassium which is necessary for building muscle and regulating the heart’s electrical activity. (6)


  • Provides good levels of manganese, copper and iron (particularly the green leaves), which helps maintain muscle and nerve function, build bone strength, regulate blood sugar levels, and promote a healthy immune system. (7)


  • Betaine, an amino acid in beets, inhibits the formation of cancer-causing compounds and is protective against colon and stomach cancer. (8)


Beetroot Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 100 grams, raw

  Amt. Per
% Daily
Calories 43
Calories from Fat 1
Total Fat 0 g 0%
Saturated Fat 0 g 0%
Trans Fat
Cholesterol 0 mg 0%
Sodium 78 mg 3%
Total Carbohydrates 10 g 3%
Dietary Fibre 3 g 11%
Sugar 7 g
Protein 2 g
Vitamin A 1% Vitamin C 8%
Calcium2 % Iron 4%

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie intake.





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