FACT 1: Colouring
Beetroot powder is the ideal red food colouring as it is 100% natural. Commonly used in Tandoori spice blends, Tikka Masala, butter chicken, Chinese sweet & sour dishes and Chinese red pork seasoning or simply when you’d like to add a natural red colour to your food just for a bit of fun. Beetroot powder has a subtle sweet flavour which does not clash with other flavours therefore perfect for adding to vegetable juices like carrot and celery. It’s a great addition to foods as it keeps your dish natural in every way while giving it an exotic appearance at the same time.
FACT 2: Sweetnener
Other than a food colouring, beetroot powder’s other purpose is to act as a natural sweetener. It is becoming increasingly popular in sweet dishes such as cakes, biscuits and cookies. Anything chocolatey pairs well with beetroot. Next time you make a chocolate cake or some chocolatey brownies, try adding a teaspoon or two of beetroot powder.
Alternatively for a healthy kick, why not make a smoothie with beetroot powder or you can try a carrot, ginger & beetroot juice. A perfect start to the day!