The beetroot is a common vegetable with many healthy properties, also included in its sprouts. Antioxidant, diuretic, restorative, anti constipation. Already in ancient times it was used for its energizing and diuretic functions, but also to defeat fever.
Modern science confirms the countless healthy properties of beet: it prevents heart diseases, facilitates digestion, has disinfecting effects on the bowel, stimulates blood circulation also in the brain. It performs defensive functions for the liver, gallbladder, and is recommended for those who suffer from hemorrhoids.
Beetroot is the main ingredient of borsh, which is one of the traditional dishes of Eastern Europe. It is a tasty soup, made in many variations, but with the unmistakable color given by beets. Borsh can be made with pork, chicken, veal, vegetables, potatoes, legumes, paprika, dill.
Small red beetroot sprouts are rich in chromium, magnesium, potassium, iron, vitamins ( B9, B11 B12, C and E), fiber. They play a decogenstional and anti-inflammatory function, useful against anemia.
They stimulate the production of serotonin.
The beetroot juice was used by our grandmothers to fight against cold diseases.
The beetroot and its sprouts have a high content of mineral salts; they are indicated during convalescence.
A handful of beetroot sprouts added to salad or vegetables, helps to strengthen the immune system, thanks to the vitamin C contained in abundant quantity in the sprouts.
BEETROOT AND POTATO SALAD
for two people
3 cooked beetroots
2 boiled potatoes
1 tablespoon of evo oil