Saturday, September 17, 2011

Photo #220 Revealed

It was beetroot.
Did you know that beetroot contains, betanin, a natural food dye? Wearing old clothes and gloves is a good idea when handling beets, as they can stain your clothes and hands red. Commercially, it is added to foods to improve the colour and taste of tomato paste, sauces, jellies and jam. 

For some people, eating red beets (as they also come in yellow!), could cause their pee to become pink or a reddish colour temporarily. Does it ever happen to you?


  1. It took me a long time to think of a beet, but I knew it! It can also be used to make the yummiest (yet weirdest looking) Ukrainian dish... borscht!

  2. Woah now. Wasn't expecting it.

  3. Same here!! It took me a while to figure it out but the stalks at the end made me realize. :)

    And omg, really? I want to eat more of beetroot now just so that my urine may change colour! That would be so cool! :D

  4. I love beetroot soup. It's so sweet....

  5. I said Yam. Is that close enough?

    Also I'm a volcan my pee is green! lol