Friday, June 14, 2013

Raw Beetroot Salad

Beetroot Salad

Do you know that beetroot, also known as beet, helps maintain good health?  Here are just a few of the health benefits of this vegetable:  Research studies indicate that beetroot can lower blood pressure.  Some research indicates that beetroot can be used to control tumor growth.  What is more, there is research evidence that beetroot improves cognitive abilities.  As a rich source of Vitamin A, beetroot is good for eye health.

Beetroot is also a rich source of calcium and Vitamin C and minerals like potassium and sodium.

Here is more good news about this vegetable:  It is available throughout the year.  When you buy beetroot, make sure it is fresh.  Old beetroot usually tastes bitter.

How can you include this wonder-food – beetroot – in your diet? One way is to make a raw beetroot salad.

Here is how to make beetroot salad:

Beetroot salad recipe - Ingredients

Servings: 1
  1. Small Beetroot 1
  2. Small Onion 1
  3. Small Tomato 1
  4. Salt
  5. Pepper Powder (optional)
  6. Lemon Juice (optional)
Beetroot salad recipe -Method
  1. Wash the beetroot.
  2. Peel its skin.
  3. Grate the beetroot.
  4. Chop the tomato into small, cube-shape pieces
  5. Chop the onion into small, cube-shape pieces.
  6. Add salt to taste.
  7. Add pepper powder to taste (optional).
  8. Add lemon juice to taste (optional).
  9. Mix all the ingredients well.
Raw beetroot salad is ready!

TIP: If you do not like to eat just the raw beetroot salad, you can use it as a side dish for chapati or phulka.

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Nutrient Data Source / Research Data Source include: USDA National Nutrient Database,

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