What part of a plant is beetroot?
Beetroot is the root of a plant, hence the word root!
Plants store starch in their leaves. Then at night, when photosynthesis doesn't occur, the starch is hydrolyzed into sugar. Then the sugar is translocated from the leaves to other parts of the plant. It depends on the plant. For example, plants like carrot or beetroot store their food in the roots which is the part you eat. Similarly, a potato plant stores food in its stem which is the part we eat.
Beetroot is a rich source of carbohydrates, a good source of protein, and has high levels of important vitamins, minerals and micronutrients. It is a good source of dietary fibre, has practically no fat, and no cholesterol. This makes beetroot relatively low in calories (kilojoules). Raw beetroot contains 7.0g total sugars, while boiled and pickled beetroot contain 8.8g and 5.6g, respectively Beetroot is a good source of minerals. Raw, boiled and pickled beetroot contain 66g…