Beetroot Family

  • The Beetroot FamilyChenopodioideae, is a subfamily of the flowering plant family Amaranthaceae
  • It includes herbaceous plants and shrubs, sometimes succulent. 
  • The species are distinguished by flowers with no petals, and in the fruit being an achene or utricle. 
  • Food species include several Chenopodium species (Quinoa, Kañiwa, Fat Hen, Good King Henry, and Epazote), Orache (Atriplex spp.), spinach (Spinacia oleracea), and, of greatest commercial importance, the crops derived from Beta vulgaris, namely Sugar beet, Beetroot, Mangelwurzel and Chard.

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