Beetroot, dried cranberries, coconut, barberries, dates, almonds, coconut milk, vanilla, pink Himalayan salt, coconut oil/cocoa butter, carob fruit syrup, cocoa nibs, berries for decorations, cashew.
With Valentine’s day just around the corner, we thought it would be a good idea to bring you this irresistible cake. The stunning red hue is all natural, coming from beetroot, one of the winter’s most nourishing vegetables.
Remember the lonely, uneaten bowl of beets at your childhood Thanksgivings? The sweet, earthy root vegetables sure have come a long way. These days, beets are the star ingredient in salads, juices, soups, and even cakes!
Benefits Of Beets
Beets are highly nutritious and “cardiovascular health” friendly root vegetables. Unique pigment antioxidants in this root have been found to offer protection against coronary artery disease. Also, stroke lower cholesterol levels within the body, and have anti-ageing effects.
- Garden beet is very low in calories (provide only 45 kcal/100 g), and contain zero cholesterol and a small amount of fat. Its nutrition benefits come particularly from fibre, vitamins, minerals, and unique plant derived anti-oxidants.
- The root is a rich source of the phytochemical compound, glycine betaine. Betaine has the property of lowering homocysteine levels within the blood. Homocysteine, one of the highly toxic metabolite, promotes platelet clot as well as atherosclerotic plaque formation, which, otherwise, can be harmful to blood vessels. High levels of homocysteine in the blood result in the development of coronary heart disease (CHD), stroke and peripheral vascular diseases.
- Raw beets are an excellent source of folates. It contains about 109 µg/100 g of this vitamin (Provides 27% of RDA). However, prolong cooking may significantly deplete its level in food. Folates are necessary for DNA synthesis within the cells. When given during peri-conception period folates can prevent neural tube defects in the baby.
- Fresh tubers contain small amounts of vitamin-C; Vitamin C is one of the powerful natural antioxidants, which helps the human body scavenge harmful free radicals one of the reasons for cancer development.
- Additionally, its top greens are an excellent source of carotenoids, flavonoid anti-oxidants, and vitamin A; contain these compounds several times more than that of in the roots. Vitamin-A is required for maintaining healthy mucus membranes and skin and is essential for vision. Consumption of natural vegetables rich in flavonoids helps to protect from lung and oral cavity cancers.
- The root is also a rich source of B-complex vitamins such as niacin (B-3), pantothenic acid (B-5), pyridoxine (B-6) and minerals such as iron, manganese, copper, and magnesium.
- Further, the root composes of moderate levels of potassium. 100 g fresh root hold 325 mg or 7% of daily requirements. Potassium lowers heart rate and regulates metabolism in the cells by countering detrimental effects of sodium.
If you opt for chocolate writing (like a happy birthday) on top of the cake, the decoration will be usually put on one side of the cake and some elements may be lost.
Minimum order for hand-delivery within London is £30 (Mix & Match) or you can collect it for FREE!