The calorie content in 1 cup of raw beets is 58.5 calories out of which 2.1 calories come from fat. The total fat content in beets is 0.23 grams out of which 0.037 grams are saturated fat, 0.083 grams are polyunsaturated and 0.045 grams are monounsaturated fat. The Cholesterol content in a raw beet is nil. There is 13 grams of carbohydrates, out of which 3.8 grams are dietary Fiber. The protein content in 1 cup of raw beet is 2.2 grams, sodium is 106.1 mg and potassium is 442 mg. The calorie content in beet differs when it is cooked. The method of cooking also determines the number of calories present in the beet. For instance if it is boiled the calorie content would be different if steamed its content will be different, similarly for fried, grilled and roasted beets.
You may also consume beet in the form of juice. The calorie content in beet differs when consumed as a juice. 8 fl ounce of beet juice contains 110 calories which is around 5.5 % of the total recommended daily intake of calories. Most of these calories come from carbohydrates. The calorie content in beet root may vary based on the sugar added to it. There are various flavored beet juices also available in the market and the calorie content in these is more than the plain beet juice.
8 fl oz of beet juice offers 26 grams of carbohydrates which is 20% of the recommended daily intake of carbohydrates. One serving of beet juice contains as less as 0.5 grams of fat and 2 grams of protein.
Beet is a good source of nutrition and offers various health benefits. It helps in proper flow of blood to the brain and also helps in controlling the blood pressure. People suffering from high blood pressure problem are recommended to have this root vegetable.