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red as a beetroot

Blushing, usually from embarrassment. I was red as a beetroot when the teacher made me speak in front of the whole class. Oh, Mike definitely likes you—he turns red as a beetroot every time you're around!
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go beet red

To redden in the face (blush), typically due to embarrassment. She went beet red when her crush came up and talked to her. I went beet red when the teacher made me speak in front of the whole class.
See also: beet, go, red

blow beets

slang To vomit. I felt like I was going to blow beets from seasickness out on that boat.
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red as a beetroot

BRITISH or

red as a beet

AMERICAN
If someone is as red as a beetroot, their face is very red, usually because they are hot or embarrassed. After running around in the heat, Jonah's face was as red as a beetroot. He'd been out in the sun so long, he was as red as a beet. Note: You can also say that someone goes or turns red as a beetroot or red as a beet. He turned as red as beetroot when I told him. Meg trembled and went as red as a beet.
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red as a beetroot

(of a person) red-faced, typically through embarrassment.
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(as) red as a ˈbeetroot

(British English) (American English (as) red as a ˈbeet) (informal) with red cheeks, because you feel angry, embarrassed or hot: I could feel myself going red as a beetroot when she said that my work had been chosen for the prize.My face is always as red as a beet when I come out of the sauna.
See also: beetroot, red

blow beets

tv. to empty one’s stomach; to vomit. What was in that stew? I feel like I gotta blow beets.
See also: beet, blow

red as a beet

Flushed from embarrassment, sunburn, physical effort, or some other cause. Although many of the similes involving red are very flattering, notably lips as red as a cherry or cheeks as red as an apple, being red as a beet is not: for example, “After six hours over a hot stove, Jane was red as a beet.” Neither is red as a lobster, as in “A day at the beach left Bill as red as a lobster.”
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Spiralized beets make a nutritious swap for the standard pasta used to make classic cold sesame noodles, a zesty, do-ahead dish that family and guests alike will love.
In just 45 minutes, the beets were tender and their skins slipped off easily.
Some 224,000 tons of sugar beets are harvested in average per year.
Amin Farid, head of financial affairs at Delta Sugar Company, told Daily News Egypt that beet sugar stocks reached 145,685 tonnes worth over EGP 1bn, noting that this is the first time the stocks have grown this large due to continuous production.
Only 2 sugar plants work in Kyrgyzstan and they are not enough for sugar beet processing, he said.
Low in fat and calories - beets are low in fat and calories, having an insignificant 0.2 grams of fat and 40.3 calories according to a hundred grams.
Another of the many known benefits of beets include cell regeneration that you get from their high folic acid levels, which assist the body to maintain and produce new cells, and their fibre aids digestion.
If you're a beet fan, you know their downside: Washing, cooking, peeling, and prepping fresh beets is a messy labor of love.
Drain the beets and briefly refresh in cold water until cool enough to quickly rub off the skins.
Beets have a rich nutritional profile that provides a plethora of health benefits.
And beets are full of nitrates, which the body then naturally turns into nitric oxide.
Try look for the smaller beets as opposed to the large ones, they are a lot sweeter.
Biosynthetic origin of geosmin in red beets (Beta vulgaris L.).