What happens when you blend two old-world favorites like beets and chickpeas? You get a bright, vibrant-colored hummus that not only brings a satisfied smile but also nourishment for your teeth and bones.
Beets are low in calories and high in vitamins and minerals, such as calcium, folate and vitamin C, for building and maintaining strong teeth and bones. Beets have also proven beneficial for blood circulation, athletic performance, digestion and brain and liver function. Beet greens were consumed in ancient Rome and Greece, but the root was first grown for consumption in 1542 in either Germany or Italy.