Beetroot powder is made from dehydrated beets, which have been blended or ground into a fine powder. “Any food in powdered form is going to be more concentrated,” says Ginger Hultin, RDN, Seattle-based registered dietitian and Spokesperson for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. “The water has been removed and it’s been ground down so you’re taking in more than you would if you, say, ate a whole beet.”
Generally, beetroot powder also contains more nitrates and antioxidants than fresh beets, she adds. Plus, you don’t have to worry about washing, chopping, or staining your clothes with beet juice.