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Nutrition Facts about Beets

Fresh raw beets

Fresh raw beets

Fresh raw beets

Fresh raw beets

Beets are low in calories and high in beneficial vitamins and minerals, fiber, and antioxidants. You may not eat a lot of beets at one sitting, but they can have a positive cumulative effect on your health.

Here is the nutrition information for one cup of raw beets, like you might have in a salad or a slaw:

Nutrition Facts Beets


Here are some of the compounds in beets:

Fiber: Beetroots are high in fiber, which is essential for a healthy diet.

Folate: This is a water-soluble B vitamin, and can play a positive role in fighting cancer, congenital heart defects, cardiovascular disease and stroke, and depression. It’s also important for normal tissue growth.

Iron: Iron helps transport oxygen in your red blood cells. One serving of beets provides 6% of the Recommended Dietary Allowances (RDA).

Manganese: This is an essential trace element; one serving of beets provides 20% of the RDA.

Potassium: Important for heart health, one serving of beets provides 9% of the RDA.

Vitamin C: The vitamin C in beets is an antioxidant necessary for immune system and skin health.

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