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?