Beetroot Powder

Beetroot powder has gained prominence as a superfood. The humble beetroot is packed full of antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals. This amazing root contains special compounds from its pigment to help maintain health throughout the body.

Beetroot has a unique earthy flavour which some may avoid and opt to incorporate beetroot powder to supplement or increase their nutritional intake. 1 teaspoon of beetroot powder is equivalent to a large-size beetroot.

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How to make beetroot powder:

There are multitudes of recipes/directions found online for you to choose from. 

Beetroot powder is simply made of dehydrated beets.

  • Thinly Sliced beets dehydrated in the oven 60º or lower  (fan forced) or in a dehydrator.
  • Ensure that all moisture gone and completely dehydrated
  • Then finely ground to make a powder.

The powder has various colours like pink, purple, orange, and reddish-brown, depending on the colour of the beets.

Images courtesy of Getty Images and Canva.
Images courtesy of Getty Images and Canva.

Surprising benefits  of beetroot powder

In addition to vitamins and minerals, the powder also contains dietary nitrates.  Dietary Nitrates are a naturally occurring substance found in beets and many other vegetables. Dietary nitrate helps improve vascular function or healthy blood flow.

Aid to lower blood pressure: The nitric acid they create in the body helps dilate blood vessels

Boost brain power: The nitrates in beetroot powder stimulate blood vessels in the brain and support healthy blood and oxygen supplies.

Fight inflammation: The pigment in beetroot, betalain, can fight inflammation throughout the body.

Support liver health: The betalain in beets serves as a powerful tool to help your liver detoxify itself so it can function more efficiently.


Surprising uses of beetroot powder

Beetroot powder is a natural colourant, its radiant colour serves as a great natural dye for fabric, food or skincare products. Instead of using artificial colourants that are harmful to your skin or body, turn to the natural pinkish beetroot powder.

Try some of these ideas:

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Other delectable uses: