Three Beet Powder
Beets, called red carrots in Europe, are one of the undisputed stars of the vegetable world. Research has identified three main medical uses for the common beet: (1) as a liver/bladder tonic because of its abundance of betaine, a phytochemical that thins the bile, thereby allowing for better bile flow; (2) to treat anemia, especially in children, because of their iron content; and (3) as an effective blood-pressure medicine, most likely because of the presence of nitric-oxide precursors found in the beet root.
Dr. Cowan's Garden powders allow for the assimilation of an abundance of plant diversity to be easily and deliciously incorporated into our everyday lives. Three varieties of beets are included in this blend: Detroit Red, Chiogga, and Golden. Because of its intense flavor and abundant nutrients, it can be used in any dish, from salads to desserts, especially with its traditional complement: chocolate. Also amazing added to yogurt with a splash of maple syrup.
4.2 oz/Approximately 50 servings (1 tsp = an average-size serving of the fresh vegetable)
100% organic beets
Add to salads, desserts, yogurt, soups, stews, spaghetti sauce. One teaspoon equals an average-size serving of the fresh vegetable.
Originating as an idea at a family vacation in Cape Cod in July 2015, Dr. Cowan’s Garden is a true family-owned-and-run business. With over 40 years of studying food and nutrition and working with patients, Dr. Tom Cowan is a longtime holistic physician living and practicing in San Francisco who specializes in helping people heal through diet and natural medicines. His book How (and Why) to Eat More Vegetables describes why eating small amounts of a wide variety of vegetables is key to optimal health, and he is a passionate and knowledgeable grower of vegetables. He does, indeed, plant and tend many of the vegetables that are turned into these powders. Dr. Cowan believes that, taking our lead from healthy traditional peoples, we should strive to eat at least 10 to 12 different plants a day to avail ourselves of all the concentrated vitamins, minerals, and phytochemicals that plants have to offer – and Dr. Cowan’s Garden powders help us achieve this plant diversity with ease and accessibility on a daily basis.
Sourcing vegetables from their own organic garden, as well as directly from organic and biodynamic farmers in New York, Pennsylvania, and California, Dr. Cowan’s Garden powders are as nutrient-dense as they are efficacious. All vegetables are gently and intentionally dehydrated (some steamed beforehand) before being turned into powdered form; and all powders are created in-house in Dr. Cowan’s Garden California studio.