The beetroot is the taproot portion of a beet plant, usually known in North America as beets while the vegetable is referred to as beetroot in British English, and also known as the table beet, garden beet, red beet, dinner beet or golden beet.
It is one of several cultivated varieties of Beta vulgaris grown for their edible taproots and leaves (called beet greens); they have been classified as B. vulgaris subsp. vulgaris Conditiva Group.Other cultivars of the same species include the sugar beet, the leaf vegetable known as chard or spinach beet, and mangelwurzel, which is a fodder crop. Three subspecies are typically recognized.

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  1. karadekoolaid

    Recipe Celery , Beetroot and Pecan Canapés

    Ingredients: 2-3 sticks celery Handful pecan nuts (or walnuts) 2 freshly cooked beetroot Cream cheese Tsp horseradish S & P Method: Wash the celery and cut a thin slice from the bottom so the celery will sit on the plate. Cut into 1-2 inch pieces. Toast the pecans in the oven until just...
  2. AgileMJOLNIR

    Recipe Georgian Pkhali

    Georgian Pkhali are delicious and healthy. I was first introduced to these when I was in St. Petersburg Russia on vacation, they are surprisingly flavorful, easy to make and make a great meal or appetizer. The Red ones in my pics are of course the Beet Pkhali, the Green are more Corriander and...
  3. Ramana

    Recipe Beetroot Halwa dessert

    Got a sweet tooth, join the party. Yes! I am talking about a halwa, and that too an unusual one, its beetroot halwa. Startled!! well one of the lesser-known recipes of chukandar/ beetroot. Bestowed with numerous nutrients, this halwa, besides being a gourmet delight, is packed with goodness...
  4. Morning Glory

    Recipe Goat's cheese, beetroot, blackberries, physalis

    For this starter I’d recommend a strong goat’s cheese to offset the tangy and sweet berries. The liquorice here adds an intriguing aniseed note which is lovely with the blackberries. Physalis (cape gooseberries) are quite high in pectin so the marmalade will reach a soft set. I smoked the...
  5. Morning Glory

    Recipe Potato & beetroot salad with smetana

    An easy and pretty potato salad. Smetana is a type of sour cream from Eastern/central Europe and tends to be milder in taste than other sour cream. Feel free to substitute a sour cream of your choice. Serve warm, at room temperature or cold. This potato salad will keep in the fridge for up to 4...
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