Deliciously sweet (yet low in kilojoules), beetroot provides significant amounts of folate, vitamin C and potassium. The leafy tops are high in calcium and iron.
*If you buy beetroot with nice fresh tops, cook the leaves as you would spinach or silverbeet. They're also rich in beta-carotene.
*Beetroot, like Brussels sprouts, contain a substance that can hinder thiamin absorption – but this won't be a problem for anyone with a well-balanced diet.
I made this last weekend for a family function and they loved it, so much that I was asked to make it to take to my niece's function this weekend too. - 12 Sep 2012