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blow beets

slang To vomit. I felt like I was going to blow beets from seasickness out on that boat.
See also: beet, blow

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

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!
See also: beetroot, red

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.
See also: beetroot, red

red as a beetroot

(of a person) red-faced, typically through embarrassment.
See also: beetroot, red

(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.”
See also: beet, red
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It is worth mentioning that the Minister of Supply and Internal Trade, Ali Meselhi, has inaugurated the development and modernisation of the Delta Sugar Beet Plant in Kafr El-Sheikh governorate after raising the efficiency of the plant's capacity from 14,000 tonnes of beet to 20,000 tonnes of beet per day and production to more than 3,000 tonnes of sugar daily.
He mentioned that about 88 to 133 tonnes of sugar beet of different varieties can be produced on a hectare of land.
Notably, cane sugar is said to caramelise more easily and result in a more uniform product than beet sugar.
Beets contain Vitamin C, manganese, copper, folate, and magnesium, which are all vitamins and minerals that make contributions to healthy bones and overall body.
Love Beets prides itself in offering naturally grown, ready-made beets that are flavour-infused and have no added preservatives.
Beets are one of those foods you love, hate, or forget they even existed.
And beets are full of nitrates, which the body then naturally turns into nitric oxide.
Beetroot is pretty much available all year round, although the best time for beets are in the cooler months.
Sugar beet (Beta vulgaris) a good source of energy, nutrition and dietary fibre belongs to the family Chenopodiaceae (Ahmad et al., 2012).
A small study, published recently in the American Heart Association journal Circulation: Heart Failure, suggests that drinking concentrated beet juice may help improve muscle strength in patients with heart failure.
Beet (Beta vulgaris) is a plant has numerous cultivated varieties, the best known of which is the root vegetable known as the beet root or garden beet.
Some endurance athletes swear by beet juice to boost performance.
The sugar beet curly top virus could meet its match in new sugar beet varieties derived from KDH13, a germplasm breeding line developed by Agricultural Research Service (ARS) researchers for resistance to the disease-causing pathogen.