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Beet

Beet

1. (Science: botany) a biennial plant of the genus beta, which produces an edible root the first year and seed the second year.

2. The root of plants of the genus beta, different species and varieties of which are used for the table, for feeding stock, or in making sugar.

there are many varieties of the common beet (beta vulgaris). The old white beet, cultivated for its edible leafstalks, is a distinct species (beta Cicla).

Origin: as. Bete, from L. Beta.


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Re: Beet Root Pigment

could you elaborate

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by dstamp
Sun Oct 07, 2012 9:23 pm
 
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Beet Root Pigment
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Beet Root Pigment

Normally pigments are used to better absorb the solar energy. So that begs to ask the question what is the function of root pigment.

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by dstamp
Sun Oct 07, 2012 4:30 pm
 
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Topic: Beet Root Pigment
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try this one http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beet#Red.2FPurple_coloring and http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Betalain#Chemistry Thanks for the links, but they don't have anything that I didn't know on here. I'm still confused on what happens with the ...

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by thezooguy
Sun Dec 13, 2009 4:56 pm
 
Forum: Cell Biology
Topic: Help with my Beetroot Lab
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Help with my Beetroot Lab

try this one http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beet#Red.2FPurple_coloring and http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Betalain#Chemistry

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by JackBean
Sun Dec 13, 2009 11:50 am
 
Forum: Cell Biology
Topic: Help with my Beetroot Lab
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I'm the only reported case of an allergy in my country!

... Exercise-Induced Anaphylaxis, a rare food and exercise allergy in which if i eat a specific kind of food (in my case, BOILED spinach and/or beet) within four hours before doing any kind of exercise (or being exposed to great heat), i start getting itchy palms, then itchy chest, then itchy ...

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by TheVirus
Tue Nov 10, 2009 1:48 am
 
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I'm the only reported case of an allergy in my country!
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