Beet fiber (root)
Beet fiber. The root of the plant, Beta vulgaris, has been consumed since European medieval times. Today, beets are mainly cultivated in the U.S. and Europe, with about 95% of the beet crop being canned or pickled before eaten 1. Beet fiber can be consumed in dietary supplements as a good source of dietary fiber 2.
This ingredient can be found in the following products in United States:
- Ensminger AH, Ensminger ME, Konlande JE, Robson JRK. The Concise Encyclopedia of Foods and Nutrition. Boca Raton, Florida: CRC Press, 1995.
- United States Department of Agriculture. USDA National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference, Release 21. http://www.ars.usda.gov/main/site_main.htm?modecode=12-35-45-00. 2008.