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Tuesday, January 16, 2007

Beetroot Juice / Agar-agar

Today, I am going to share with you a juice and a dessert, using beetroot.

Mixed Fruit Juice

Fruits required – One medium size beetroot, 2 stalks of celery, 1 carrot and 1 orange.

De-skin the beetroot and orange. Together with celery and carrot, just cut them into smaller size to fit into the juicer and there you go, a very refreshing juice to perk you up in the morning.

Beetroot Agar-agar

Ingredients – one large beetroot or 2 medium-size ones, 1 packet of 'Clear' agar-agar powder and half a tub of nata de coco.


  1. Extract about half a cup of juice from the beetroot and set aside
  2. Follow the instructions on agar-agar packet and cook accordingly. However, use half cup of sugar instead of one cup (the syrup in nata de coco also contains sugar)
  3. When the agar-agar boils, shut the fire, add in the beetroot juice
  4. Then add in the nata de coco and stir well
  5. Scoop into small jelly cups or a big bowl
  6. Leave them to cool for a while before putting into the fridge

Goodness of beetroot

It is known for its startlingly red flesh. This root vegetable is rather versatile. When roasted, it can be sliced and added to salads for a bright splash of colour. In Indian cuisine, beetroot is used in chutneys and curries.

Beetroot contains virtually no fat, has few calories and is rich in iron and Vitamin C. The flesh is also a good source of fibre.

Singapore parents, must try out the above juice and dessert. Your children and family will love them.


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