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Round Beetroot from Chioggia (Beta vulgaris)
Round Beetroot from Chioggia (Beta vulgaris): this ancient variety is obviously native to the city from which it takes its name “Chioggia” in Veneto, Northern Italy. It is precocious and the root holds two-coloured rings in the middle (white and red), which gives a nice touch of colour to salads and soups. The root has a particularly sweet taste and it does not “bleed” like other beets when sliced. It is rich in vitamins: B1, B2, B3, and has traces of Vitamins A and C.