FINDING A GOOD BEET
IT CAN ADD A SPLASH OF VITALITY AND COLOUR TO ANY DISH WHILE KEEPING A SUBTLE FLAVOUR
Let’s talk about beetroot powder. Now, it’s not an official spice as such, but I do use it in some of my spice blends to give the overall dish the desired “redish” colour it needs. I get asked about natural and safe food colourings a lot. More and more people have food allergies these days and unfortunately, there’s a lot more additives and rubbish in food, especially convenience/fast-food products.
Beetroot is a vegetable and the experts say that if we eat anything with colour, it’s good for us. Beetroot, as any good cook knows, also carries a punch in the colour department. In other words, it boldly stains. That’s why, when dried and ground to a powder, it’s the perfect thing to colour food. Think tandoori marinades, and sweet and sour pork.
The powder itself smells sweet but the taste, although sweet, is very subtle. It won’t affect the overall flavour of your dish. It’s great to use in just about anything where you want some colour. We stock pure beetroot powder: no fillers or nasties, just the real deal.