Beetroot is available all year round. It is most plentiful from November until April.
Store in the refrigerator. Handle all fresh produce with care and wash before eating.
A native of Southern Europe, beetroot has a bright crimson/purple colour. Originally the leaves were eaten more than the roots. However, in New Zealand it is normally just the roots which are eaten.
Serving size: 2 slices - 60g, boiled
|Avg Quantity per serving||Avg Quantity per 100g|
|Fat, total (g)||0.06||0.1|
|- saturated (g)||trace||trace|
|- sugars (g)||5.9||9.8|
|Dietary Fibre (g)||1.5||2.5|
|Vitamin C (mg)||3.0||5.0|
Source: The Concise New Zealand Food Composition Tables, 8th Edition, Plant & Food Research