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beetroot The root of Beta vulgaris, eaten cooked or pickled. Known simply as beet in North America. The violet‐red pigment, betanin, is used as a food colour (E‐162). One small beetroot (40 g) is a good source of folate; provides 1.6 g of dietary fibre; supplies 18 kcal (75 kJ).

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beetroot (Beta) See CHENOPODIACEAE.

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beetroot see BEET.