Nature has blessed the planet with many amazing things like trees, landscapes, plants, and so on. Many plants out there are considered to be useful for human beings, not just for consumption but also for making beneficial bi-products.
Today we’re discussing beetroot. When you think of this vegetable, you think of smoothies and juices. But you’ll be glad to know they are more than that. So here are some amazing facts about beets that you probably didn’t know.
1. No More Garlic Breath
If you’ve just had a garlic-heavy meal like garlic bread or basically any desi curry out there, you probably have some good ol’ garlic breath. A great way to combat it is to drink some beet juice or eat a raw beetroot.
2. Beet Vodka?
This is probably one of the most significant historical moments in America-Soviet History. In 1975, Soviet cosmonauts gave America astronauts some beet soup called Borscht as a sign of friendship. But, to have a good laugh, they put vodka labels on the soup.
3. A Hangover Cure
Beetroot juice is pretty common nowadays as it is understandably full of antioxidants and vitamins. It is also known to help clean the liver and subsequently result in reducing your hangover symptoms. So, next time you go out to party, make sure you get some beet juice first.
4. A Beet Hater?
It is reported that beetroots had a popular hater we now know as Albert Einstein. Make sure your kids don’t find out.
5. Pink Dye
Beets are often loved for the pigment they give off which is commonly used in making natural makeup products and in various cuisines. But did you know it was used as a hair dye as well? In the 19th century, English women would use beetroots as a way to give their hair a nice ‘red’ sheen.
6. Origins of Beetroots
According to the Ancient Assyrian texts, it is stated that beets were often grown in the Hanging Gardens of Babylon in 800 BC.
So, what do you think of these beet facts?