- Latin name: Beta Vulgaris L.
- CAS No.: 89957-90-4
- Specifications: 4: 1, 8: 1, 10: 1
- Appearance: red fine powder
Beetroot is originally from the Mediterranean coast and it is the main raw material for sugar production. Beets as ingredients, has a long history in Europe, in ancient Britain the traditional medical approach, beet roots are important drugs for the treatment of blood diseases.
In addition to being a food, beets are used as a food coloring and as a medicinal plant. Many beet rpoducts are made of other Beta Vulgaris varieties, in particular sugar beet.
Although traditionally beetroot is used for carminative, emmenagogue and hemostatic properties, the data suggest a role as an antioxidant, as a natural source of nitrite and a potential use in cardiovascular conditions.
Nowadays, the beet pigment is widely used as a food coloring and food additive, scientific investigations demonstrate the potential in protecting cellular components from oxidative damage, lowering blood pressure and treating liver damage.