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biennial or annual root vegetable of the family Chenopodiaceae (goosefootgoosefoot,
common name for the genus Chenopodium, as well as for the goosefoot family, Chenopodiaceae, a family of widely distributed shrubs and herbs that includes the beet, spinach, and mangel-wurzel.
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 family). The beet (Beta vulgaris) has been cultivated since pre-Christian times. Among its numerous varieties are the red, or garden, beet, the sugar beet, Swiss chard, and several types of mangel-wurzel and other stock feeds. Both the roots and the foliage of the red beet are edible, as is the foliage of Swiss chard and similar varieties. The easily stored roots of the mangel-wurzel [Ger.,=beet root] are much used for fodder in Europe and Canada and to a lesser extent in the United States. The biennial beet is often used in crop rotation. The foliage of the sugar beet and several other varieties is also used as feed. The sugar beet, cultivated commercially throughout the temperate zone, to which it is well adapted, provides about one third of the world's commercial sugar production; virtually all the rest comes from sugarcanesugarcane,
tall tropical perennials (species of Saccharum, chiefly S. officinarum) of the family Poaceae (grass family), probably cultivated in their native Asia from prehistoric times.
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. In the United States, sugar beets are grown extensively from Michigan to Idaho and in California, accounting for more than half of United States sugar production. Since the 18th cent. selective breeding has raised the root's sucrose content from 2% or 4% to 15% and even 20%. The extracted beet sucrose, dissolved in water, is refined and granulated, much like cane juice, to make sugar. Beets are classified in the division MagnoliophytaMagnoliophyta
, division of the plant kingdom consisting of those organisms commonly called the flowering plants, or angiosperms. The angiosperms have leaves, stems, and roots, and vascular, or conducting, tissue (xylem and phloem).
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, class Magnoliopsida, order Caryophyllales, family Chenopodiaceae.
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Good blood builder, rich in minerals, especially IRON*, great source of calcium, magnesium and selenium. Beet juice is rich in iron, sodium, potassium, phosphorus, calcium, sulphur, chlorine, iodine, copper, Vit A, B1, B2, B6, niacin. Juice has cancer-fighting properties, great for skin, gallbladder & liver. Juice or blend beet leaves for strong healing qualities.

beet

[bēt]
(botany)
Beta vulgaris. The red or garden beet, a cool-season biennial of the order Caryophyllales grown for its edible, enlarged fleshy root.

beet

1. any chenopodiaceous plant of the genus Beta, esp the Eurasian species B. vulgaris, widely cultivated in such varieties as the sugar beet, mangelwurzel, beetroot, and spinach beet
2. the leaves of any of several varieties of this plant, which are cooked and eaten as a vegetable
3. red beet the US name for beetroot
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Root yield of sugar beet per unit area one of the important indicator in Syrian agriculture, regardless of the sugar content in roots, farmers interested in getting the largest or maximum yield possible from sugar beet roots, so farmers tend to use packages of agricultural technologies that achieve this goal and it including wider spaces between plant (70 cm x 70 cm) which allows the plant to obtain maximum quantities of water and nutrients and space for the growth of the sugar roots, without transition to sugar storage stage in plant.
Table beet root yield was greater in transplanted than in direct seeded crop when weeds were hand-weeded throughout the growing season, despite the beet stand had been similar (Table 2).
In addition to surviving attacks from soil microbes, a fungus used as a natural control agent will need to take well to its sugar beet root environment.
It included monster foot-long green beans, tomatoes, beet root and potatoes -- which were then being turned into blind scouse soup for the workers after a thanksgiving service.
The greyish-white sugar beet root maggot gives growers nightmares in Minnesota and eastern North Dakota, a region with about half of the nation's sugar beet acreage.
brasscae) no change 1998 beet Cercospora leaf spot decreased(**) 1998 beet Root lesions (Pythium) no change 1998 carrot Scurf (Rhizoctonia) increased(*) Year Crop Dairy manure NPK compost control 1997 turnip no change not tested 1997 radish no change not tested 1997 turnip decreased(*) not tested 1998 beet decreased(**) no change 1998 beet no change increased(*) 1998 carrot increased(*) increased(*)
Lorsban 15G controls a broad spectrum of insect pests such as corn rootworms, lesser cornstalk borer, cutworms, wireworms, white grubs and sugar beet root maggot.
THE HUMBLE beet root is one of my favourite root vegetables and a few weeks ago at the Food & Drink Festival my good friend and chef from The Ivy and Caprice, Mark Hix, cooked a wonderful salad using only beet roots and shallots and a little olive oil and some smoked anchovies.
95), seabass fillet on a salad of grated carrot, wilted baby leeks and fresh beet root with mandarin dressing.
Shredded red cabbage = midnight blue and teal Ground coffee = creamy brown Turmeric = vivid gold Beet root = reddish brown Blackberries = plum Paprika = light orange Concord grape juice = lavender gray Cinnamon powder = light mahogany Black tea = reddish tan Carrot tops = soft gold Blueberries = deep blue Spinach = soft green
He ran back to chivvy us on for the last mile, which definitely pushed our pace, but made me an embarrassing beet root colour as I crossed the finishing line.
Runner beans top the list, carrots are second, and beet root , tomatoes, lettuces, cabbages, onions and leeks are also popular.