Beetroots are reddish purple coloured taproots that are edible and go by different names like table beet, red beet or garden beet.They are rich in potassium, magnesium, iron, vitamin B6, A, C, nitrate, etc. It can be eaten raw as a salad or cooked without peeling its skin to retain all the nutrients in it. Consuming it regularly can give you a lot of health benefits and some of the beetroot benefits are listed below.
Beetroots, being rich in nitrates can reduce stroke, heart related diseases and blood pressure.
Colourful fruits and vegetables are said to contain antioxidant properties, beetroot being red in colour contains beta cyanine, a very good antioxidant and can reduce LDL, also known as bad cholesterol.
Skin Benefits of Beetroot:
Not just the beetroot, but all the vegetables help the body to effectively fight against foreign invaders and ward off infections. Some vegetables help to lower the cholesterol levels, while others help to regulate high blood pressure. But when it comes to skin health, beetroot is an effective choice.
I generally prefer using beetroot in my daily diet but in different forms. Salads, main course, appetisers, starters, juices, mocktails, desserts.
Today I am here with one of the starters recipe from Beetroots.
- 1 small beetroot (boiled)
- 2 medium size potatoes (boiled)
- 1/2 cup dry bread crumbs
- 2 tsp green chilli paste
- 1 tbsp dry mango powder (amchur powder)
- Salt to taste
- 5 tbsp oil to shallow fry
Take a beetroot & potatoes in a deep mixing bowl & smash them or grate them to a fine paste with no lumps.
Add all the remaining ingredients to the mixture and make a small 1″ balls. Press it from the middle to give a patties shape.
Shallow fry each & serve hot with Peanut sauce or cheese sauce.