Saturday, November 3, 2012

Beet Yourself Up

Botanically known as Beta vulgaris, the beet evolved from their wild ancestor known as sea beet, which is native to the coast of Europe, Northern Africa, and Southern Asia. The root was carrot shaped and during early times the beet greens were eaten rather than the roots.
The ancient Romans were mostly interested in beets for medicine, however they are believed to be one of the first civilizations to cultivate beetroot for food.