Asked by: Jamaal Larmendi
asked in category: General Last Updated: 28th June, 2020

What is the local name for beetroot?

Raw Beetroot can be found in vegetable and salad markets across Nigeria but especially common in Jos, Plateau State and other Northern Areas. The common name is beet but it may also have other names in local languages like Igbo, Hausa or Yoruba but we don't have the names in those languages yet.

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Regarding this, what is the scientific name for beetroot?

Beta vulgaris

Beside above, what is the difference between beet and beetroot? The main difference between Beetroot and Beet is that the Beetroot is a taproot portion of the beet plant (no colour indication) and taproot portion of the beet plant. It is one of several of the cultivated varieties of Beta vulgaris grown for their edible taproots and their leaves (called beet greens).

Also, what is a beet classified as?

Beetroot (Beta vulgaris) is a root vegetable also known as red beet, table beet, garden beet, or just beet. Packed with essential nutrients, beetroots are a great source of fiber, folate (vitamin B9), manganese, potassium, iron, and vitamin C.

What Colour is beetroot?

red

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