Dehydrated beets are perfect for a healthy soup. Beets contain a significant amount of vitamin C. They are also sources of fiber, folate and antioxidants. The roots are also rich in betaine. The 250g bag contains approximately 6.5lb of fresh beets.
The original area of the Beta vulgaris species is in Mesopotamia and it is probably there that the first gatherings took place when humans became sedentary. Beetroot has been known as a vegetable since ancient times. The first written traces of use as a medicinal plant come to us from the Greeks such as Dioscorides , Galien, Hippocrates, Theocrates in the 5th century BC. The main varieties of beet were described in the Middle Ages , notably by Matthiole. The origin of the food use of beet roots seems to lie in the great plain which extends from Germany to Russia .