Organic Beetroot Powder

Beetroot contains betaine — a methyl donor. Research* suggests that methyl donors may improve mood, energy, wellbeing, alertness and concentration. Research also suggests that beetroot may be anti-oxidative, anti-inflammatory, reduce cholesterol, lower blood pressure, aid liver and immune health, help brain injury prevention and enhance athletic performance.

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  • Beetroot is well known for its health benefits, although it is not touting such accreditations as Immunomodulation or adaptogenic, we still like to think of them as 'Superbeets' and are a staple in our pantry because Beetroots contain the very important bio-active compound betaine, this is the little compound responsible for most of the wonderful effects Beetroot has to offer.
    Betaine acts as a methyl donor, research suggesting that it is highly effective as an anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory — nourishing and supporting the liver and the immune system — as well as cognitive and physical performance, also supported by another bioactive compound found in large quantities in beetroot: nitrates, directly linked a potential ability to aid aerobic activity, as well as supporting efficiency and oxygenation of muscles.

    More research can be found under the Science tab.

    Functions / systems within the body this product helps to balance


    Feelings we notice by supporting the 'functions'

     

    Nutritional Panel

    Serving Size: 10g per Serve (1tbsp)
    Ingredients: Organic Beetroot (Beta vulgaris)

    Per Serve Per 100g
    Energy (kJ) 20.63kJ  206.30kJ 
    Calories (kcal) 4.85 kcal 48.54 kcal
    Protien 0.17g 1.70g
    Total Carbohydrates 1.00g 10.00g
    - Sugars 0.80g 8.00g
    - Fibre 0.20g 2.00g
    Total Fat 0.02g 0.20g
    - Saturated 0.00g 0.00g
    Sodium 0.08mg 0.77mg

    Active Ingredients

    Nitrate, Phenolics (Anti-oxidants), Ascorbic Acid (Anti-oxidant), Carotenoids, Betalains, (specifically; Glycine Betaine (trimethyl glycine)).

    Cautions

    None that we are aware of. If you have concerns we recommend consulting your health care practitioner.
  • As with many things internet based, a lot of information is copied and pasted, has a dash of creative license, a sprinkling of Chinese whispers and boom you have a new superfood or a superherb. When we select our products we look for the most effective and the very best quality. So we research, then research some more, and provide all of that research here, so that you can make up your own mind.

    ANTI-INFLAMMATORY

    
Studies indicate a strong anti-inflammatory activity of Beetroot, mainly from the Betalain compounds found in Beetroot. Since chronic inflammation is rather rampant in the 21st century, these potential benefits position Beetroot as one of the most significant super-foods we have access to. The Betalains in Beetroot have been shown to potentially suppress the precursor of inflammatory effects in the body. (8)


    Anti-oxidant

    
Beetroot contains many Phenolic compounds as well as the Betalains, which have been studied for their anti-oxidative effect in the body, science suggesting that these compounds are responsible for many beneficial health related actions. These anti-oxidants in beetroot are in high concentrations, making beetroot the perfect addition for free radical scavenging. (8)

    DNA / NERVES (BRAIN / COGNITIVE PERFORMANCE / NOOTROPIC)

    
Studies suggest that the betaine which is methyl donor and key compound in Beetroot may be beneficial in reducing the presence of an abnormal number of astrocytes (cell in the nervous system) due to the destruction of nearby neurons from CNS (central nervous system) trauma, infection, ischemia, stroke, autoimmune responses, and neurodegenerative disease. Glycine betaine may also help recover hypothalamic neural injury. Research has also suggested that betaine, may help regulate an irregular activity in the DNA methylation process, which in turn would help reduce the development of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease. (3, 4).

    ORGANS (LIVER)

    
Betaine acting as a methyl donor and its capacity for liver health, betaine attenuates hepatic steatosis by reducing methylation of the MTTP promoter and elevating genomic methylation. The powerful antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and vascular-protective effects offered by beetroot and its constituents have been clearly demonstrated by several in vitro and in vivo human and animal studies; hence its increasing popularity as a nutritional approach to help manage cardiovascular disease and cancer. (3, 4)

    CIRCULATORY (CHOLESTEROL)

    
Studies suggest the Beetroot has the potential to influence cholesterol levels, by reducing LDL (bad cholesterol) and an increasing HDL (good cholesterol). (1)

    ATHLETIC PERFORMANCE

    
Research suggests that perceived exertion was lowered relating to Running performance improved with whole beetroot due to the nitrates in beetroot.
    Studies have been carried out on beetroots ability to both effect the VO2 of a subject and also that it may not effect the VO2 of a subject. For multiple studies suggest when experienced distance cyclists and runners drank a concentrated dose of beetroot juice, and were performing time trials at a moderate simulated altitude (approx. 2500), their VO2 decreased during submaximal exercise.
    
A 2016 study suggests that after a week of supplementing the diet with beetroot juice, the blood pressure and sub maximal aerobic endurance improved in elderly patients suffering from heart failure.
    
What has been said in a study from 2014 is that, nitrate obtained from the diet, in the form of for example beetroot, could enhance physical performance (i.e. muscle efficiency and oxygenation). However, how effective it is for this purpose can be depending on many variables for example not only the dose and length of time taken, but also, the persons age, diet, and health and fitness status; as well as the intensity, duration, and nature of the exercise. (5, 6, 7, 8, 11, 12)

    IMMUNE HEALTH

    
Studies have been carried out on beetroot and its active compounds, they suggest the compounds listed as betalains may help reduce the growth of breast, prostate, skin and lung cancer cells (10, 11).
     

  • FARMING

    Our Beetroot is organically and sustainably grown in India using 100% renewable energy. The roots are harvested, separated from the leaves, inspected, washed and sorted, then sent for processing.



    PROCESSING

    When they arrive they are inspected, washed and sorted. The washed roots are then cut into smaller pieces and dehydrated below 40C. The dehydrated roots are then moved to be cool ground to become powder. Then packaged for transport. Once complete the powder is bulk packaged ready to send to The Grove HQ.


    IMPORTING

    The product is then put on a ship and sails to Australia and arrives at The Grove HQ approximately 4 weeks later.


    PACKING

    Once it arrives at The Grove HQ we carry out quality control (QC) checks and repackage it ready for you.






    PRODUCT OF INDIA.
    PACKAGED IN AUSTRALIA WITH LOVE.
     

    The Life of Beetroot

    
Beetroot (sometimes called table beet, garden beet, red or golden beet, or just beet) is a taproot part of the beetroot plant. Both the leaves and the root / bulb are edible and have nutritional benefits.
    Beetroot prefers cool to warmish conditions, with at least 4hours of full sun a day.
    They flourish in medium rich soil that drains well, with a pH of 5.5-6.5 and a spacing of around 10-15cm. When watering they prefer a steady supply of water so as to produce the best roots / bulbs, if they are not watered regularly the roots can become dry and potentially crack.
    To maintain good growth they like to be fertilised every couple of weeks.
    They will be ready for harvest around 12 weeks after planting.
  • traditional uses

    Strengthens the heart
    Improves circulation
    Purifies the blood
    Benefits the liver
    Promotes menstruation
    Aids constipation
    Treats nervousness
    Good for Vata constitution
     

    History

    Beetroot is said to have originated from the the "sea beet", B. maritima, a wild seashore plant growing around the Mediterranean and along the coasts of Europe and North Africa.

    The sea beet was eaten for its leaves rather than its root, which looks more like a red carrot than the bulb beetroot we are familiar with today.

    With regards to the beetroot we are familiar with, Beta Vulgaris, Archeological finds on the site of Aartswoud in the Netherlands and in Saqqara pyramid at Thebes, Egypt, which dates from the time of the Third Dynasty (third millennium BC), have shown that beetroot was used in ancient times as early as the Neolithic period.

    Assyrian texts suggest that beetroots grew in the hanging gardens of Babylon (around 800 BC), however it's not confirmed that hanging gardens existed at that time and location, nor beetroot's, however it is known that Mesopotamia (Eastern Mediterranean Region) knew about beetroots.

    Around 300 BC it is known that the Ancient Greeks cultivated beetroot, but it is thought that they only eat the leaves, offering the roots to Apollo (the sun god) in the temple of Delphi. Considering the Beetroot root it to be worth its weight in silver.
    While Hippocrates is said to have used the leaves of the beetroot for binding and dressing wounds.

    And during the 4th and 5th century the Talmud advises eating beetroot — among other things — for longer life.

    During the Roman Era, Beetroots were cultivated to be larger, sweeter bulbs, mainly used for medicinal purposes, prescribing them as a laxative or for fever.
    Physicians and naturalists of the time, recorded that since ancient times, the beet has been used for dyes, teas, and medicinal properties treating constipation, fevers, skin disorders, circulation, and even as an aphrodisiac (beetroot contains significant amounts of boron, which relates to the production of human sex hormones).
    However, Apicius, (a Greek chef, around the 1st century A.D.), wrote a book called “The Art of Cooking” which contained recipes containing beetroots in broths, salads, oils, and vinegars.
    Interestingly, paintings of beetroots (preserved in ash from the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 AD) were discovered by Archaeologists on the walls of lupanares (brothels) in ancient towns of the Roman era.

    The cultivation of beetroot spread throughout Europe and Asia during later centuries and around the 16th Century, the beetroot we are most familiar with today began to be cultivated and consumed in Europe. However, it didn't become popular internationally until the appeal of roasted beets was discovered by French Chefs in the 1800s.

    Beetroot became famous for its high concentration of sugar, in the nineteenth century, and the first "sugar beet" factory was developed in Poland (sugar beet, being different to table beets). Which was great for Napoleon, who began using sugar beet as a main source of sugar when the Britsh restricted their supply of sugar cane.
    Around this time, sugar beet was introduced to the United States, and is said to have contributed to the end of the Caribbean slave trade due to it becoming a popular alternative to sugar cane.

    One thing we are certain of, is that after thousands of years of domesticating and cultivating, the beetroot today is bigger and sweeter than its wild ancestor. :)
  • Getting in the Kitchen

    As our Beetroot is processed with minimal heat to ensure the high nutritional content is kept, it tends to retain moisture causing the powder to clump. The moisture packs help, but the powder can still harden, it easily and quickly returns to powder by crushing it with a pestle and mortar, or as you add it to your favourite dishes — this just proves just how natural and pure it is, with no fillers.
    Beetroot powder is quite versatile, you can add it to various beverages like smoothies, juices and water. Or you can include it in raw treats, soups or sauces.
    We think it’s great with Spirulina and pineapple juice, masking the algae flavour of the Spirulina. We also love it as part of a loaf of bread, or to make Beetroot and Chocolate muffins.

    Recipes in the Blog


    Beetroot & Cacao Cupcakes

    Beetroot Bread

    Add 1tbsp to Milk for a latte
     

    Care

    We have packaged your product in cost effective black bags, which protect the products from damaging UV rays which degrade your product. We have also inserted a silica-based desiccant pack to absorb any unwanted moisture and keep your products safer and help them last longer.
    To ensure your product status fresh we recommend storing it in a cool dry place away from direct sunlight, this will also ensure that it is not exposed to additional heat and moisture.

    Cautions

    None that we are aware of. If you have concerns we recommend consulting your health care practitioner.

THIS PRODUCT IS NOT A MIRACLE DRUG. THE GROVE PRODUCTS ARE NOT INTENDED TO TREAT, DIAGNOSE, CURE OR PREVENT ANY DISEASE.
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The Grove's products and philosophies are very much aligned with the practices of Ayurveda, who's principles have roots embedded in 1000's of years of tradition. Ayurveda looks to treat the person, ensuring that all aspects of the physical, spiritual and environmental are considered when seeking Optimum Health for an individual. These Ancient methods integrate Ayurveda (nutrition), Yoga (physical) and Tantra (spiritual) to create a balanced peaceful life.



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