Rich in Vitamin A, B6 and C, antioxidants, iron, potassium, calcium, folate, dietary fibre and manganese, beetroots are truly versatile as well. In the news for a while now as a functional food that promotes good health, beetroot powder is simply beetroot in powdered form.
Even if you care nothing for its healthy properties, it makes a great natural fruit colouring for red velvet cake!
2 medium beetroots
- Wash and peel the beetroots. Slice thinly and uniformly using a mandolin.
- Spread the slices in a single layer on baking trays.
- Preheat the oven at the lowest temperature setting. Place the trays of beetroot slices in the oven and bake for a day to dehydrate them.
- When the beets are crisp, remove from the oven, cool and grind into a fine powder.
- Leave the mixer jar closed for 10 minutes for the powder to settle down before opening the mixer jar.
- Transfer to an airtight box and refrigerate.
- Use as needed.
Note: The powder can be stored in the refrigerator for up to a month.