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Reginette pasta with beetroot and sour cream sauce

Inspired by Nigella Lawson and her love for reginette pasta, this pretty dish looks decadent but is actually deliciously healthy. The beetroot sauce turns the pasta a pretty pink hue, while the rocket adds a splash of green and a fresh crispness. And if you fancy something a bit more indulgent, try dressing the salad prior to adding the pasta and topping it off with parmesan shavings.

Beetroot Juice Research

Less pain, more gain after exercise with beetroot juice

Drinking beetroot juice after exercise reduces muscle soreness and helps your muscles recover, according to new research from Northumbria University, published in this month’s European Journal of Applied Physiology (EJAP). The authors suggested that the nitrates and betalains in beetroot juice, which have been shown to act as antioxidants, might have aided exercise recovery by preserving muscle function and reducing inflammation.

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Quick ways to 5-a-day

Beets contain carbohydrates, protein, powerful antioxidants and soluble fibre. What’s more, just three baby beetroot equal one of your recommended five portions of fruit and vegetables a day.

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To juice or not to juice?

Did you know that eating 200g of cooked beetroot provides the same health benefits as drinking 500ml of juice? So whether you are juicer or a snacker you can easily get your 5-a-day with beetroot!

A fantastic veg which is great served with white fish such as grilled monkfish, or with beef carpaccio, or as part of an antipasti plate along with some tasty beans, sliced prosciutto and tomato-rubbed crostini. If you’re lucky enough to buy beetroots with their leaves, remove them, keep them and use them like spinach – they taste amazing.

Jamie Oliver – The Return of the Naked Chef

Beetroot is either loved or hated – mostly the latter I suspect, because in this country people have a surfeit of it doused in strong vinegar. But its lovers know of its earthy charm and delicious but distinctive flavour.

Delia Smith

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Honey and ginger infused beetroot, chickpea and baby kale salad

Featuring baby kale, the new baby leaf tipped to be a big hit this summer, this tasty salad packs a real flavour punch thanks to the infused Honey & Ginger Infused Beetroot. Enjoy on it’s own as a light lunch, or serve with veggie burgers fresh off the BBQ for a simple summer supper.