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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!
See also: beetroot, red

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, 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
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For example, after three days of drinking beet juice twice a day, 12 healthy older adults didn't walk farther or use less oxygen than when they drank a placebo.
Beets have a rich nutritional profile that provides a plethora of health benefits.
Many athletes consume large quantities of beets to get these benefits.
Fibre from sugar beet can be better utilised in bakery products by making its composite with wheat flour.
Zumpano says that while vegetables such as beets can be an important part of a heart-healthy diet, it's too early to base specific recommendations on the findings of this study.
The experiments were carried out to develop carrot, sugar beet and mint based RTS beverage and qualitative evaluation of the product.
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Eujayl, together with ARS plant pathologist Carl Strausbaugh and members of the Beet Sugar Development Foundation, developed, tested, and released the new genetic stock line--KDH13--as part of an ongoing sugar beet improvement program at the Kimberly lab.
Several cultivars include Little Ball, Detroit Dark Red or Early Wonder, which produces leafy beet tops also.
Developed from the White Silesian fodder beet, the sugar beet now contributes 20 percent of worldwide sugar production.
This is especially the case with the company's beet juices, notes Shapiro.
Talas region has little squares, only 13 tons of beet were grown last year.
The Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) has imposed ad valorem regulatory duty @ 20 percent on the import of raw and beet sugar Gur (jaggery) cane sugar white crystalline cane sugar and white crystalline beet sugar from January 9 2015.
Sugar cane factories will begin receiving sugar cane crops by the end of next month, and sugar beet crops by the end of January 2015.
One idea is to test the significance of sugar beet as a supplement to sugarcane for sugar production.