Organic Loose Chioggia Beetroot (Lancs)

£2.20

800g

Description

Cast your eyes on these beauties! Chioggia beetroot originates from Northern Italy. It’s candy cane stripes add a pop of colour to any salad or soup. Although it can be prepared like any other beetroot, it does have a specially sweet flavour and doesn’t bleed like red beetroot, the stain of which can get quite messy! Generally needs a little less cooking time than other varieties.

Thinly slice and fry in a pan with oil to create the most amazing looking chips?

Don’t throw away the leaves or stalks, you can eat them too, the leaves have a more bitter taste and can be used in the same way as spinach.

To stop the colour fading, it is suggested to add a splash of white vinegar and lemon juice to the water when boiling.

Wash before eating.

* Like us, not all fruit or vegetables are perfectly formed. We don’t believe in discriminating against misshapen carrots or imperfect potatoes and in fact, love them for their flaws. A less than round apple is still as tasty as their perfectly formed cousins. Unless your produce is clearly defective, please accept them as Nature intended.

Additional information

Weight

800g

Storage info

Best kept in the fridge (unwashed). Store with greens intact, for 3-4 days. Without greens, they can be stored for 2-3 weeks.

Health benefits

Beetroots have high nutritional value. They are an excellent source of folic acid and a very good source of fibre, manganese and potassium. The leaves are high in in calcium, iron and vitamins A and C.
The fibre has been shown to increase the number of white blood cells, responsible for detecting and eliminating abnormal cells. Red beetroots have been ranked as one of the 10 most potent antioxidant vegetables and are also one of the richest sources of glutamine, an amino acid, essential to the health and maintenance of the intestinal tract. Good for bowel function and eliminating constipation and can help to lower cholesterol levels. It has also been studied for its effect in reducing blood pressure.
Any health content is provided for general information only, and should not be treated as a substitute for the medical advice of your own doctor or any other healthcare professional.

Country of Origin

UK

Miles travelled to get to us

80.4

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Producer

Organic Pantry