Beetroot Nutrition

Serving Size: 100 g (3.5 oz)

Updated | 2021-09-03

Written and reviewed by the NatureClaim Team




Beetroot


Overview of Beetroot Nutrition

Scientific Name: Beta vulgaris


Order: Caryophyllales


Family: Amaranthaceae


Beetroots (Beta vulgaris) are native to North America and often grown in Eurasian countries. Raw beetroots have a crunchy texture that turns soft and buttery when they are cooked. There are two characteristic colors: crimson and purple. Beetroots are popular root vegetables used in many cuisines throughout the world. They contain essential vitamins and minerals, including antioxidants that protect the cells against free radical damage. Beetroots are a great source of folate (vitamin B9). An amount of 100 g of beetroot contains 109 mg of folate; providing up to 27% daily value (DV). Folate has many important functions in the body. It helps with tissue growth and cell function, muscle building, and hemoglobin formation. Pregnant women should supplement their diet with folate to reduce the risk of birth defects. Folate also plays a role in keeping blood vessels healthy and reducing the risk of heart disease and stroke. Beetroots are high in dietary fiber (11% DV), which improves digestion and reduces the risk of constipation. They are delicious root vegetables with many health-promoting substances. Beetroots can be used in a variety of ways, such as added raw to salads, juiced, stewed, etc.



Calories
Name Amount % Daily Value
Calories 43 kcal 2%


Carbohydrates
Name Amount % Daily Value
Total Carbs 9.56 g 3%
Dietary Fiber 2.80 g 11%
Sugars 6.76 g
Starch - g


Sterols
Name Amount % Daily Value
Cholesterol 0.00 mg 0%
Phytosterols 25.00 mg


Fat and Fatty Acids
Name Amount % Daily Value
Total Fat 0.17 g 0%
Saturated Fat 0.03 g 0%
Monounsaturated Fat 0.03 g
Polyunsaturated Fat, total 0.06 g
  • 18:2 n-6 (LA), Omega-6
0.06 g
  • 18:3 n-6 (GLA)
- g
  • 18:3 n-3 (ALA), Omega-3
0.01 g
  • 18:4 n-3 (SDA)
0.00 g
  • 20:5 n-3 (EPA)
0.00 g
  • 22:5 n-3 (DPA)
0.00 g
  • 22:6 n-3 (DHA)
0.00 g
Trans Fat 0.00 g


Protein and Amino Acids
Name Amount % Daily Value
Protein, total 1.61 g 3%
  • Tryptophan
0.02 g
  • Threonine
0.05 g
  • Isoleucine
0.05 g
  • Leucine
0.07 g
  • Lysine
0.06 g
  • Methionine
0.02 g
  • Cystine
0.02 g
  • Phenylalanine
0.05 g
  • Tyrosine
0.04 g
  • Valine
0.06 g
  • Arginine
0.04 g
  • Histidine
0.02 g
  • Alanine
0.06 g
  • Aspartic Acid
0.12 g
  • Glutamic Acid
0.43 g
  • Glycine
0.03 g
  • Proline
0.04 g
  • Serine
0.06 g


Vitamins
Name Amount % Daily Value
Vitamin C 4.90 mg 8%
Thiamin 0.03 mg 2%
Riboflavin 0.04 mg 2%
Niacin 0.33 mg 2%
Pantothenic Acid 0.15 mg 2%
Vitamin B6 0.07 mg 4%
Folate, total 109.00 mg 27%
  • Folic Acid
0.00 mcg
  • Food Folate (dietary folate equivalent)
109.00 mcg
Choline 6.00 mg
Betaine 128.70 mg
Vitamin B12 0.00 mcg 0%
Vitamin A, total 33.00 IU 1%
  • Retinol Acitiviy Equivalent
2.00 mcg
  • Retinol
0.00 mcg
  • Beta-Carotene
20.00 mcg
  • Alpha-Carotene
0.00 mcg
  • Beta-Cryptoxanthin
0.00 mcg
Lycopene 0.00 mcg
Lutein and Zeaxanthin 0.00 mcg
Vitamin E, total 0.06 IU 0%
  • Alpha-Tocopherol
0.04 mg
  • Beta-Tocopherol
- mg
  • Gamma-Tocopherol
- mg
  • Delta-Tocopherol
- mg
Vitamin D 0.00 IU 0%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone) 0.20 mcg 0%
Biotin - mcg -


Minerals
Name Amount % Daily Value
Calcium 16.00 mg 2%
Iron 0.80 mg 4%
Magnesium 23.00 mg 6%
Phosphorus 40.00 mg 4%
Potassium 325.00 mg 9%
Sodium 78.00 mg 3%
Zinc 0.35 mg 2%
Copper 0.07 mg 4%
Manganese 0.33 mg 17%
Selenium 0.70 mcg 1%
Iodine - mcg -
Chromium - mcg -
Molybdenum - mcg -
Chloride - mg -
Fluoride - mg


Flavonoids
Name Amount


Others
Name Amount
Water 87.58 g
Ash 1.08 g
Alcohol 0.00 g
Caffeine 0.00 mg
Theobromine 0.00 mg
Resveratrol - mg
Phytoalbumin - mg
Chlorogenic Acid - mg

The "-" means insufficient data.

% Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet or refer to the Dietary Reference Intakes for a specific life stage.


Reference(s):

U.S. Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service. FoodData Central, Current Release.

National Institutes of Health, Office of Dietary Supplements. Vitamin and Mineral Supplement Fact Sheets. Accessed from https://ods.od.nih.gov/.