Botanical Name: Beta vulgaris
Common Name: Bull’s Blood
Description: Bull’s Blood beet tops come in a sharp 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.
- 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):
|Monounsaturated Fat||.010 g|
|Vitamin C||11.4 mg|
|Vitamin B6||.040 mg|