Beet powder is made from
ripe red beets that are cooked, peeled, sliced, dried and then ground.It is extremely rich in iron, potassium, niacin, Vitamins A & C and many other minerals. It has a mild beet flavor.
Used as a
natural colorant, beet powder works well in frostings, cookies, pastas, cakes, candies, sauces and lots of other foods. You can create a light pink to a deep red color by varying the quantity of powder you use.
Beet powder, like other vegetable and fruit powders, re-hydrates almost instantly in hot or boiling water. One pound of beet powder will re-hydrate to 5 pounds, the equivalent of 8-9 pounds of fresh, raw beets. Use 1/3 cup water to 2 T of beet powder.