What does beet have in it?

Beets are very low in calories and fat. They're high in fiber, vitamins, minerals, and unique plant derived anti-oxidants. The root is rich source of phytochemical compound, glycine betaine. Betaine lowers homocysteine levels within the blood. Raw beets are an excellent source of folate; however, extensive cooking may significantly reduce the level. Beets are also a rich source of B-complex vitamins such as pantothenic acid (B5), pyridoxine (B6) and minerals such as iron, manganese, copper, and magnesium. Beets are also high in potassium.