Origins of Beetroot
Beetroot was first cultivated by the Romans. During the 19th century, women used the bright red colouring (betalain) as a cheek and lip stain. Today, Beetroot is a common garden and allotment vegetable, featuring characteristic large leaves and stalks. This nutrient-rich root vegetable grows best during spring and fall but global practices have given us access to the vegetable year-round - even the Romans managed to grow the crop during the summer months. Beetroot contains geosmin, a substance which provides the fresh soil scent in a garden following a spring rain. This is what gives Beetroot its earthy flavour. Since humans are quite sensitive to geosmin, we either love it or hate it.
Our Beetroot extract is taken from the Beta vulgaris plant, a member of the Amaranthaceae family. Other familiar crops in this family include spinach and quinoa. Beetroot achieved its name from the generic term beta which stems from bettl, a Celtic word for red.
Our Beetroot tablets
Our Beetroot tablets provide dietary nutritional value when taken in combination with food. Our tablets are 9mm in diameter and weigh only 350mg. We provide four serving quantities to suit your purchasing requirements, although we advise a maximum intake of two tablets per day on separate occasions.
Please note - we recommend that both the 500 and 1,000 tablet options are more suitable for use by more than one person. This is to ensure that you are receiving full use of the product before its expiry date. For one person's use, we recommend the 120 or 240 tablet options.