According to the history books, we have Napoleon to thank for the way in which we use beetroot.
When the French ruler restricted access to the sugar cane from Britain during the early 19th century, it was beetroot that was ruled a natural sweetener and a perfectly adequate alternative.
Nowadays, beets are hailed for much more than just their vibrant colour and naturally sweet properties, often piqued as a nutritious addition to your morning juice or raw energy salad. while providing a good source of vitamin c, iron, magnesium, fibre, folate and potassium.
Unsurprisingly, the team at Almighty Juice also value the humble beet. Their delicious Beetroot, Blackcurrant and Ginger Juice is the perfect winter aid, boasting a fierce immunity boost when we need it most.
Almighty make their juices here at home and are 100 per cent BioGro organic certified, sourcing some of the world's best organic fruit, veges and superfoods, while maintaining a clear eco-conscience. They also contribute 3 cents from every bottle sold plus volunteers to help build vege gardens throughout local schools around the country, in a bid to teach Kiwi kids to create delicious, healthy lunches using fresh New Zealand produce.
To help stave off nasty winter colds, this week, we're giving one lucky Dish reader the chance to win an entire case of Almighty Beetroot, Blackcurrant and Ginger Juice. Each case includes 12 bottles of beetroot goodness.
This competition has now closed.