Botanical name: Beta Vulgaris
Beetroot are light coloured, rough textured seeds.
They have a mild earthy taste, wonderful colour, and bright red sprouts, that grow into beautiful lime green microgreens with deep red veins. One of the favourite sprouts among health circles as it is reported to increase oxygen uptake at the cellular level, claimed to reduce blood pressure and protect the cardiovascular system. Sprouts best in warm temperatures.
Nutritional Value: Very low in Saturated Fat and Cholesterol. It is also good source of Vitamin C, Iron and Magnesium, and a very food source of Dietary Fibre, Folate, Potassium and Manganese, however, a large portion of the calories in this food come from sugars.
Germination: 6 to 8 days depending on growing conditions.