The antioxidant profile of beetroot

Beetroot is an exceptionally rich source of antioxidants (most notably betalain pigments - responsible for the deep red colour of beetroots). Betalains are an important phytochemical present in beetroot juice that have been shown to benefit cardiovascular health. These nitrogen-containing colour compounds have been shown to protect cells from oxidative damage and to improve blood lipids levels.

Free radical antioxidant power (FRAP) of 10 commercially available fruit and vegetable juices


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