Question: beet powder

January 27, 2011
what can you tell me about beet powder


Chris Paulk's picture

Beet powder is made from ripe red beets that are cooked, peeled, sliced, dried and then ground. It is extremely rich in iron, potassium, niacin, Vitamins A & C and many other minerals. It has a mild beet flavor.

It can be used as a natural colorant, beet powder works well in frostings, cookies, pastas, cakes, candies, sauces and lots of other foods. You can create a light pink to a deep red color by varying the quantity of powder you use.