The Beets of RediBeets

The Beets of RediBeets

A little digging into the beets that end up as the juice powder in RediBeets reveals an interesting background of facts and figures about Beta vulgaris.

Beets (Beta vulgaris) are one of the flowering plants in the  Amaranthaceae family, which includes over 2,500 species that are primarily shrubs and herbs. Beets are outside of this majority, being a food crop.

Even though beets are a flowering plant, they have tiny, inconspicuous blossoms that do not need the attention of bees for pollination. The sizeable amount of pollen that miniscule beet flowers produce has been distributed by the wind for millennia.

Diverse forms of beets developed over a long period of time. According to archeological evidence, beets were cultivated as a food crop from as early as the first century of the third millennium.

Originally, only the leaves of beets were eaten. What’s more, a variety of Beta vulgaris was bred that created Swiss chard, grown for its edible leaves and stalks but without an edible root.

Beet greens and roots provide a rich source of nutrition that includes vitamins, minerals, beta-carotene, lutein and zeaxanthin. 

The natural sugar in the roots of the beet plant make it one of the sweetest vegetables on earth, but there are only 35 calories in the average beet.

Beets contain betalains, nitrogen-containing pigments in the plant kingdom that provide colors ranging from yellows to reds. The type of betalains that give beets a deep red hue are betacyanins, which also provide health benefits from their antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties.

Another major beet phytonutrient is betaine, an amino acid derivative also known as trimethylglycine. Research has revealed a number of betaine benefits, including neuro, cardio and liver protection.

The Choice of RediBeets

The AIM Companies recognized the health benefits of beets nearly three decades ago. Since 1993, the juice powder of red beets has been providing beet benefits with RediBeets, a popular, plant-based selection in the AIM product lineup.

Whether purchased on its own or in the Garden Trio, RediBeets gives you easy access to the nutrition of this exceptional root vegetable without any cooking or juicing required. Just mix a teaspoon of the powder in water and your beet juice is ready. That’s RediBeets.

Of course, not everyone likes the taste of the actual vegetable, even though beets are really healthy for you. And those who do enjoy beets likely eat them occasionally. RediBeets provides a great supplemental choice that can be taken on a regular basis. Besides, a beverage made with RediBeets tastes great!

Published by The AIM Companies

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