is deliciously sweet and, indeed, much of our sugar comes from sugar beet, a close relative.
As well as being a tasty dish, beetroot
is also really good for you.
2 Puree the raspberries and blueberries with a little of the red cabbage and beetroot
juice in a liquidiser until smooth, then add the remaining juice and sweeten to taste with honey.
4g of natural dietary nitrate, the equivalent of 400m1 beetroot
Leave the beetroot
to cool then peel and thinly slice.
In its uncooked state, beetroot
also contains an important compound called betaine.
Bring out this beetroot
chutney and your plates will be perked up into riots of Christmassy colour.
Before the first run, the volunteers consumed a portion of baked beetroot
just over an hour before hitting the treadmill.
INGREDIENTS 2 large beetroot
50g butter 2 shallots, finely chopped 1 leek,white part only,finely chopped 1 garlic clove, chopped Sprig of thyme, leaves only 350g risotto rice 150ml white wine 1 litre hot vegetable stock 150g goat's cheese, crumbled 75g Parmesan, finely grated Salt and freshly ground black pepper METHOD Peel and dice the beetroot
as small as you can.
Salad of beetroot
, goat's cheese and walnut dressing Ingredients: 800g cooked beetroot
, 80g soft goat's cheese, 40g walnuts, 20g soft herbs, 20ml walnut oil, 20ml white wine vinegar Method: Thinly slice the cooked beetroot
and arrange on a plate.
SINCE the Middle Ages, beetroot
has been hailed for its medicinal properties.
That night we ate a five-course meal of coarse hummus and flat breads, spicy beetroot
soup, a fish tagine, a lamb tagine with harissa couscous and sweet sticky pastries.
Serves 4 Preparation time: 10 mins Cooking time: 1' hours + cooling time Ingredients 400g fresh red rhubarb, roughly chopped 2cm fresh ginger, peeled and grated 1 clove garlic, crushed (optional) 5 tbsp white sugar 350g approx fresh beetroot
, (about 2 medium / large beetroot
juice could boost the chances of Britain's athletes in the London 2012 Olympics.
Earlier this year US President Barack Obama declared war on peanut butter--now he's taking on the global beetroot