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Bull’s Blood

Botanical Name: Beta vulgaris

Bull's Blood

Mr. McGregor's Farm Fresh Baby Bull's Blood

Common Name: Bull’s Blood

Description: Bull’s Blood beet tops come in a delicate mulberry shade that continues up the stem and graduates throughout the leaf.  Bull’s blood offers the same great flavor as do our yellow and red beet tops, and in addition Bull’s Blood adds a striking contrast to our beet mixes. Bull’s Blood has the true beet flavor with a sharp finish.

Interesting facts:

  • Bull’s Blood is commonly used in decorative gardens for their rich, deep, mulberry color.
  • It is used as a food dye.
  • Another name for the beet is blood turnip.

Nutritional values for  1 cup (38 grams) of raw beet tops provided by USDA National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference, Release 22 (2009):

Calories 8
Protein .84 g
Carbohydrates 1.65 g
Fiber 1.4 g
Monounsaturated Fat .010 g
Calcium 44 mg
Vitamin C 11.4 mg
Magnesium 27 mg
Phosphorus 16 mg
Potassium 290 mg
Sodium 86 mg
Iron .98 mg
Zinc .14 mg
Niacin .152 mg
Vitamin B6 .040 mg
Thiamin .038 mg
Riboflavin .084 mg