Is Beet Powder as Good as Beets?

Is Beet Powder as Good as Beets?

Beetroot is a root vegetable that is commonly consumed as a food. It can be eaten cooked or raw and is often used as a food coloring. Beetroot powder is made from dried and ground beetroot and is used as a natural food coloring and as a dietary supplement. It is rich in nitrates and antioxidants, which have been shown to have health benefits such as lowering blood pressure and improving athletic performance.

Beetroot and beetroot powder are both nutritious foods, but there may be some differences in their nutritional content. Beetroot powder is made from dehydrated beetroot, so it has a similar nutritional content, but it is more concentrated. Beetroot powder contains more nitrates than fresh beetroot.1

Why use beet root powder instead of fresh beets?

It is logical to ask why to use beet root powder when fresh beets are readily available. First, however, it is worth understanding that though both products share many similar traits, beet root powder has some distinct benefits.

There are a few reasons why one might use beetroot powder instead of fresh beetroots:

  • Convenience: Beetroot powder is easy to store and use, whereas fresh beetroots need to be cleaned, peeled, and cooked before consumption. Just think about adding beets to smoothies. It could be a lot of hassle. However, one can readily add beetroot powder to smoothies.
  • Consistency: Beetroot powder has a consistent color and flavor, whereas the color and flavor of fresh beetroots can vary depending on the variety and growing conditions.
  • Longer shelf life: Beetroot powder has a longer shelf life than fresh beetroots, so it can be stored for a long time without spoiling.
  • Portability: Beetroot powder is lightweight and easy to transport, so it can be taken on trips or to the gym.
  • Dosage control: Beetroot powder allows for more accurate control of the dosage of nitrates and antioxidants, which is important for health benefits. If you train regularly or live with blood pressure, you would like to have greater control over the dosage.
  • Cost-effective: Powdered beetroot is more cost-effective than buying fresh beets, especially when beets are not in season.29.9
  • Greater number of usages: Unlike fresh beetroots, beetroot powder can generally be more readily added to various foods. In fact, one can readily add beetroot powder to just any food to enhance its nutritional properties. Generally, one can add up to 10% of beetroot powder to almost any food without influencing its flavor much. But, of course, in some foods, one may add even more.
  • Nitrate concentration: Beetroot powder is more concentrated in nitrates than fresh beets, and nitrates have been shown to improve athletic performance, increase blood flow, and lower blood pressure.

Some unique ways of using beetroot powder

Though beet root powder is made from beets and has many similar properties, it is a unique product due to lower moisture levels and higher concentrations of nutrients. It is also perfect for adding to various foods.

Below are some ways to use Zenkgo Beet Root Powder:

  • Add to smoothies: Beetroot powder can be added to smoothies to boost the nutritional content and give the smoothie a deep red color.
  • Use as food coloring: Beetroot powder can be used as a natural food coloring in baked goods, pasta, and other dishes.
  • Use as a supplement: Beetroot powder can be used as a dietary supplement by mixing it with water or juice and consuming it daily.
  • Add to salad dressings: Beetroot powder can be added to salad dressings to give them a pink or red color and boost the nutritional content.
  • Use in marinades: Beetroot powder can be added to marinades for meat and vegetables to give them a rich red color and boost their nutritional content.
  • Mix into dips: Beetroot powder can be mixed into dips such as hummus or guacamole to give them a pink or red color and boost the nutritional content.

Zenkgo Beet Root Powder is unlike other beet root powders

There are a few things that set Zenkgo Beet Root Powder apart from other beet root powders and health supplements. It is better for energy-boost and has a higher content of nitrates and antioxidants.

Unlike 90% of the beet root powders in the market, Zengko Raw Beet Root Powder is produced using fresh beetroot juice. The juice is dehydrated to produce high-purity and easy-to-dissolve beet root powder. This is unlike other products that use whole pulp instead of beet juice. Therefore, it is better for adding to various foods or using as a health supplement.


  1. Cui R, Fei Y, Zhu F. Physicochemical, structural and nutritional properties of steamed bread fortified with red beetroot powder and their changes during breadmaking process. Food Chemistry. 2022;383:132547. doi:10.1016/j.foodchem.2022.132547
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