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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.
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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.
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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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Beet root crop needs only one third of the water required to grow sugarcane and can be promoted to benefit the country and make it self sufficient in sugar production at stable prices.
Pickled Beets 8 baby beet roots 1l malted white vinegar 750ml water 500g sugar 3 cinnamon sticks 2 bay leaves 40g fresh thyme 2 orange peels 5g black peppercorns METHOD Combine all ingredients and bring to a boil.
Pickled Beets 8 baby beet roots 1l malted white vinegar 750ml water 500g sugar 3 cinnamon sticks 2 bay leaves 40g fresh thyme 2 orange peels 5g black peppercorns Pickled Beets 8 baby beet roots 1l malted white vinegar 750ml water 500g sugar 3 cinnamon sticks 2 bay leaves 40g fresh thyme 2 orange peels 5g black peppercorns METHOD Combine all ingredients and bring to a boil.
It can be concluded that the tebupirimphos can be efficiently extracted using SFE and residues in the sugar beet root are present for a short time after the soil treatment with this insecticide.The resiudes of tebumpiriphos were no more present at harvest time.
British Airways recently began serving in-flight meals that retain their flavor at 30,000 feet If you fly British Airways you can savor a golden beet root starter, a rillette of mackerel and a chocolate fondant are the latest creations of the Michelin-starred chef Heston Blumenthal.
With the completion of the sugar beet root growth was the uprooting in the second half of July.
dextranicum is responsible for around 70% of the loss in beet root mass.
The List Six horses with vegetable-related names Asparagus Five times a winner - three at Uttoxeter - in a career spanning September 2000 to December 2004 Beet Root Failed to score in four attempts under rules in Ireland between 2001 and 2003 Cabbage Crusader Tried her hand under rules on the Flat three times in the late 90s but with no success Celery Salt Had a go on the Flat and over hurdles between 1990 and 1992 but to no avail, doing no better than fifth at Hexham on his penultaimte start Cucumber Run Smart performer for Nicky Henderson who has only twice finished outside the first two in ten start, winning four times Parsnip Pete Finished third at Doncaster last month, his third start over hurdles.
Also featured were a number of "Fruity Frappe" Smoothies, including Tropical Delight (a blend of mango, pineapple, papaya and dragon fruit) and Passion Beet (beet root with passion fruit).