What gives beets their striking color? Antioxidant and anti-inflammatory pigments called betalains. Two types color your beets:
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get their rich hue from betacyanins (rarer cousins of anthocyanins, which turn most produce red).
are also colored by betacyanins. If beets turn your urine pink or red (beeturia), blame betacyanins!
and yellow beets are higher in betaxanthins. (Bothered by beeturia? These are the beets