Beets are any of the cultivated varieties of beetroot grown for their edible taproots and, to a lesser degree, their leaves. Beetroot is a rich source of potent antioxidants and nutrients, including iron, magnesium, potassium and vitamin C. Beet juice has been shown to lower blood pressure and LDL (bad) cholesterol levels and help prevent cardiovascular issues. Beets are also good for maintaining healthy kidney and liver function. Beet Powder can be used to create color from light pink to deep red in baked goods, frostings, sauces, soups, pastas and more. With mild thickening properties, it can also add body to sauces and soups.