Beetroot is trending hot! From beetroot chips and dips to appearances on cooking shows, in magazines, restaurant menus, recipes and all the positive PR on its health benefits, beetroot is on everyone’s lips! It is fair to say that Aussies love beetroot, but don’t want the mess and fuss of preparing it!
Keen to give Aussies what they love, OneHarvest began to look for ways which we could bring appealing value add beetroot to the Australian market. Inspired and determined, we engaged a Cowra based beetroot farmer and built our own processing facility in Bairnsdale, Victoria. Since then we have been working around the clock to produce the perfect Australian-grown Love Beets® beetroot!
Fresh and Fast Ideas
Roasted Baby Beets
Preheat oven to 200ºC, lay whole Love Beets® on a baking tray, drizzle with olive oil and roast for 15-20 minutes.
Top pizza with sliced Love Beets®, goat’s cheese and rocket leaves.
Arrange mixed antipasto vegetables, quartered Love Beets® and a selection of cheeses.
Toss roasted or fresh Love Beets®, fetta cheese and toasted pine nuts through mixed salad leaves and drizzle with balsamic dressing.
Beetroot’s Health Benefits
Not only is beetroot great for boosting stamina and making muscles work harder, it also contains potassium, magnesium and iron as well as vitamins A, B6 and C, and folic acid.
Beets also contain carbohydrates, protein, powerful antioxidants and soluble fibre. What’s more, just three baby beetroot equal one of your recommended five portions of fruit and vegetables a day.
Here’s how ruby red beets can help you maintain a healthy lifestyle:
- Reduces Blood Pressure and the Risk of Heart Attacks and Strokes
- Powerful Antioxidant Properties
- Folic Acid
- Reduces Risk of Osteoporosis
- Lowers Cholesterol
- Stabilises Blood Sugar
- Treats Anaemia and Fatigue
- Helps Slow Progression of Dementia
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