Organic Beetroot - U.K.

  • A rich source of phytochemical compound, glycine betaine. Betaine lowers homocysteine levels in the blood. Homocysteine is a highly toxic metabolite, promotes platelet clotting & atherosclerotic-plaque formation, which can be harmful to blood vessels. High levels of homocysteine in the blood result in the development of coronary heart disease (CHD), stroke and peripheral vascular diseases.

  • Raw beetroot is an excellent source of folates. However, extensive cooking may significantly deplete its level in food. Folates are necessary for DNA synthesis within the cells.

  • Beetroot leaves are an excellent sources of  vitamin C. 100 g of beet greens provide 30 mg or 50% of RDA. Vitamin C is one of the powerful natural antioxidants, which helps the human body scavenge deleterious free radicals one of the reasons for cancer developmen