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Servings and nutritional value
250 ml (1 cup), cooked = 2 vegetable servings
||% Daily requirement*
|Energy: 80 calories
|Fibre: 4 g
|Folic acid: 144 μg
|Potassium: 550 mg
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)