The Beet is a plant that is eatable and it comes in red and purple colored roots. Some of this beet red leaves and roots are added in various salads after boiling and they have a taste just like taro leaves. They are also used in soups or eaten with butter as a delicacy. Because of their red color, beet red is also used to color foods. From centuries these beets have been used in treating various disorders. They are an excellent source of folic acid and antioxidant that helps the body fight against heart diseases. If you take high concentration of beet red then it can harm your body. You can develop kidney stones, have irritation in the throat or have hives.