What are the nutritional properties of red beetroot?

The red beet is a vegetable that belongs to the Chenopodiaceae family which is harvested in Italy between August and February.It should not be confused with white beetroot , which is used only for the production of sugar .

What are the nutritional properties of red beetroot?

In 100 grams of red beet there is an intake of about 19 calories , divided as follows: 23% protein, 77% carbohydrate.

In the same quantity there are also:

  • 91.3 g of water
  • 1.1 g of protein
  • traces of lipids
  • 4 g of carbohydrates
  • 4 g of soluble sugars
  • 2.6 g of total fiber
  • 0.03 mg of  vitamin B1 (thiamine)
  • 0.02 mg of  vitamin B2 (riboflavin)
  • 0.2 mg of vitamin B3 (niacin)
  • 7 mg of vitamin C
  • 84 mg of sodium
  • 300 mg of potassium
  • 0.04 mg of  iron
  • 20 mg of calcium
  • 21 mg of phosphorus .

In this vegetable there are also substances useful for the health of our body such as anthocyanins and flavonoids .

 

When should you not eat red beetroot?

There are no known interactions between the consumption of red beet and the intake of medicines or other substances.

 

What are the possible benefits of red beet?

The red beets contain many vitamins and minerals and therefore have properties tonic and re-mineralizing as well as being beneficial to treat the flu .

Very rich in water and fiber, they are purifying and digestive . They are recommended for anemic subjects because they are rich in chemical compounds that seem to be able to revitalize red blood cells .

For consumption, it is better to avoid prolonged cooking and consume them raw or just stewed or au gratin .

What are the contraindications of red beet?

The consumption of red beets is not recommended for those suffering from kidney stones due to the large presence of oxalates and mineral salts.

This vegetable is also not recommended for those suffering from heartburn because its ingestion stimulates the production of gastric juices.

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