The many varieties of beetroot vary in colour from a deep purple red to an orange colour. They are known as a blood tonic and are full of antioxidants, vitamin B, folate and minerals particularly boron.
Medicinally they have been used for a variety of things including; cancer, diverticulitis, hepatitis, jaundice, diarrhea, constipation. It is has been said that they increase the uptake of oxygen by 400%. They have been used to support the liver and gallbladder, kidney and spleen.
Recent study has indicated that Beetroot increases sports endurance