Betaine (the same as the nutritional supplement trimethylglycine, not the same as betaine hydrochloride), and also alanine, alantoin, arginine, beta-carotene, calcium, fiber (about 10% by weight), GABA, glycine, histidine, magnesium, pantothenic acid (vitamin B5), phosphorous, potassium, selenium, thiamine (vitamin B1), Vitamin B2 and B6 (the B vitamins are responsible for production of red blood cells.)tryptophan, tyrosine, vitamin A & C, zinc, and, interestingly, although not in nutritionally significant amounts, zirconium. In the middle-ages, beetroot was one of the ‘herbs’ that featured in the ‘Doctrine of Signatures’ in the belief that because they were red in colour, they were a suitable treatment for blood disease. Today we know that beetroot is a rich source of antioxidants and phytochemicals including betacyanin which is the pigment responsible for the rich purple-red colour of beetroot.Betroot powder comes from an herbaceous biennial root with leafy purple stems that grow between 1–2 metres in height. The leaves are heart-shaped, with crinkled margins, dark green in colour with purple veins and are 10–30cm in length.
Some other benefits
Prevents Signs Of Aging
Reduces Pigmentation And Blemishes
Moisturizes Dry Skin
Beet root is also used as a natural colourant for soaps, organic lipsticks, mineral makeup, in baking for a natural red colour, or in smoothies and fruit juices, etc. 1 teaspoon of beetroot powder is the equivalent of 1 whole fresh beetroot