Beetroot is a vegetable that most children as well as adults loathe to eat. This can be partly attributed to the way it is cooked. When it is steamed, poached, or boiled and served, it tastes slightly mushy and sickly, a taste that most people hate. However, its juice is deliciously sweet and tasty and one of the best things is that it can be used in the preparation of many delicious smoothies and desserts.
Organic beet juice is commercially available and there are many good brands of this juice. One needs to be aware of the difference between organic beet juice and normal beet juice. Organic beetroot juice is made out of organically grown beetroots, which are cultivated using natural fertilizers and manure.
Making Organic Beet Juice at Home
Although there are many organic beet juice brands available, one can make their very own fresh juice at home. To prepare this juice, the first thing that one would need are organic beets which could be found at the local farmers market. One can also grow them in their own garden. One should be careful while purchasing beets from the supermarket, and ensure that they are organically grown. Rinse the beets in cold running water to remove any dirt and grime. Next, cut-off the top and bottom portion of the beetroot and then, cut them in quarters.
Some people prefer to peel off the skin of the vegetable with a sharp knife. However, it can be retained, since it contains the most nutrients. Then, put them inside the feed chute of the juicer and press them firmly with the plunger. In a couple of seconds, the juice would be ready.
Making one's own fresh beetroot juice recipe, would help to be sure that it is made from the freshest produce and that it is indeed organic. This juice has a beautiful dark color that can also be used as a natural food coloring agent. Since, it is quite potent and has a slightly acidic and pungent taste, a good idea would be to mix it with some other juice before drinking. A bit of organic pomegranate juice or carrot juice would greatly enhance its flavor and make it more palatable. Another great flavor combination is using a teaspoon of fresh ginger juice and fresh orange juice.
This vegetable is a superfood which is full of nutrients and has many health benefits. It is rich in vitamin B, vitamin C, vitamin A, and minerals like phosphorus, calcium, magnesium, iron, and sulfur. It is also rich in antioxidants and the nutrient nitrate, which is found in green leafy vegetables. Research studies have shown that a diet that is rich in nitrate and antioxidants, helps to lower blood pressure.
Organic beetroot as well as its juice has zero fat and cholesterol which makes it an ideal drink for people who are watching their weight. Drinking organic beet juice regularly will aid the absorption of iron, which in turn will increase blood circulation in the body. It is therefore, very beneficial for people who have low hemoglobin count or are affected by anemia.
Organic fruits and vegetables not only have the best flavor but they are also good for one's health. Including this juice in one's regular diet, might prove beneficial.
Disclaimer: This article is for informative purposes only and does not in any way attempt to replace the advice offered by an expert on the subject.