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Home > Diet & Nutrition > Food List > Beets

BEETS

Beets & Chinese NutritionNature: cool and sweet

 

Actions: nourishes blood, tonifies the heart, calms the spirit, lubricates the intestines, cleanses the liver

 

Conditions: anemia, heart weakness, irritability, restlessness, habitual constipation, herpes, constipation, liver intoxication from drugs or alcohol.

 

Nutrition:

Beets are a great source of folate, potassium and manganese. Their dark red-purple color comes from the pigment, betacyanin, which has anticarcinogenic and antimutagenic properties.

 

1 cup cooked:
 

Calories

 75

Total fat

 (g) 0.3

Saturated fat

 (g) 0.1

Monounsaturated fat

 (g) 0.1

Polyunsaturated fat

 (g) 0.1

Dietary fiber

 (g) 3.4

Protein

 (g) 3

Carbohydrate

 (g) 17

Cholesterol

 (mg) 0

Sodium

 (mg) 131

Folate

 (mcg) 136

Manganese

 (mg) 0.6

Potassium

 (mg) 519

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