Beets

The beet was probably domesticated somewhere along the Mediterranean, whence it was later spread to Babylonia and China. The beet became highly commercially important in 19th century Europe following the development of the sugar beet in Germany and the discovery of sucrose extraction from them. Beets are a unique source of phytonutrients called betalains. Betanin and vulgaxanthin are the two best-studied betalains from beets, and both have been shown to provide antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and detoxification support. With its antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties, eating beets is l..

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