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Beets

Servings and nutritional value

250 ml (1 cup), cooked = 2 vegetable servings

Nutrients % Daily requirement*
Energy: 80 calories  
Fibre: 4 g 14 %
Folic acid:  144 μg 70 %
Potassium: 550 mg 16 %

Did you know?

  • Beets contain betanin, a natural food dye which seems to have powerful anticancer properties and may also play a role in protecting against heart disease.
  • Folic acid prevents neural tube anomalies in newborn babies (such as spina bifida) and plays a crucial role in production of genetic material (DNA, RNA) and in synthesis of proteins and erythrocites (red blood cells).
     

* Based on Dietary Reference Intakes (DRIs)
Source: Health Canada – Canadian Nutrient File (CNF)


Healthy eating by Julie

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