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Beetroot
Beta vulgaris subsp. vulgaris
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Beta vulgaris
Carolus Linnaeus

Beet (Beta vulgaris) is a plant with a round or carrot-shaped root. There are various varieties of this plant. The commonest is red beetroot, a root vegetable eaten by humans. An older variety was called mangel wurzel or mangelwurzel. This was used as fodder for cattle. Another variety is sugar beet used as a source of sugar.