Beautiful Beet Root
Beets are an ancient, prehistoric food that grew naturally along coastlines in North Africa, Asia, and Europe. Originally, it was the beet greens that were consumed; the sweet red beet root that most people think of as a “beet” today wasn’t cultivated until the era of ancient Rome.
Beet roots contain valuable nutrients that may help lower your blood pressure, fight cancer and inflammation, boost your stamina, and support detoxification.
Beet greens are equally, if not more, nutritious with nutrients that may strengthen your immune system, support brain and bone health, and more.
However, beet roots have the highest sugar content of all vegetables, so they should be eaten in moderation.
Beetroot and Horseradish Dip
- 2 medium beetroot, cooked & peeled
- ¼ cup roughly chopped fresh horseradish, washed & peeled
- 3 cloves garlic
- 2 tbsp sour cream
- 1-2 tbsp olive oil
- 1 tsp salt
- Black pepper to taste