original beet painting

Here are a few fun facts about Beets:

One of the earliest known benefits of the red beet is its use as an aphrodisiac during the Roman times. And it wasn’t all folklore, as it has been found to contain high amounts of boron, which is directly related to the production of human sex hormones.

Beets contain betaine, a substance that relaxes the mind and is used in other forms to treat depression. It also contains tryptophan (also found in chocolate), which contributes to a sense of well being.

In many cultures the belief persists that if a man and a woman eat from the same beet, then they will fall in love.

So by all means, eat more Beets!

Check out this fun website, Love Beets for more!

This original 6″x6″ oil painting on ⅛” gesso panel is available, unframed, for $100 in my Etsy shop here.

And here is another beet painting that you might enjoy…