Beetroot - Red
Beetroot is available all year round. It is most plentiful from November until April.
Storage and Handling
Store in the refrigerator.
A native of Southern Europe, beetroot has a bright crimson/purple colour. Originally the leaves were eaten more than the roots. However, in New Zealand it is normally just the roots which are eaten.
- Several varieties are commonly available with roots varying in shape from round to cylindrical.
- Beetroot is a member of the spinach family – their young tops can be eaten too
- You can use beetroot as a natural food colouring
Size varies (4 to 5 sprayfree beets per bag)