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Beta vulgaris subsp. vulgaris
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Magnoliopsida
Order: Caryophyllales
Family: Chenopodiaceae
Genus: Beta
Species: B. vulgaris
Binomial name
Beta vulgaris
Carolus Linnaeus

Beet (Beta vulgaris) is a plant with a round or carrot-shaped root, one variety (red beet) used as food, another (sugar beet) as a source of sugar.