There are many health benefits of beetroot and ad its world health day we felt it as was appropriate to celebrate this vegetable not only does it provide many health benefts, but it is also easy to grow and can be grown in small spaces too.

The leaves and roots of beets are packed with nutrition, packed full of antioxidants that fight cell damage and reduce the risk of heart disease. They’re one of the few vegetables that contain betalain, a powerful antioxidant that gives beets their vibrant colour. reduces inflammation and may help protect against cancer and other diseases.

Why not try planting your own.

try our beetroot recipe

250g cooked beetroot

3tbsp capers 

Handful flat leaf parsley

2tbsp balsamic vinegar

3 tbsp olive oil

The Scottish Pantry Network