Garden beet / Beetroot


Garden beet / Beetroot

Plants Identity


Scientific Name

Beta vulgaris L.

Arabic name(s)

Silq

English name(s)

Garden beet / Beetroot

Order

Caryophyllales

Family

Amaranthaceae

Genus

Beta L.

Species

Beta vulgaris L.

Subspecies

Chenopodioideae

Variety

Growth form

Garden beet is an annual herb.

Plant’s Description

Ecology (Habitat)& distribution

Garden beet "Silq" grows wildly in moist places in desert and also it frequently appears in cultivated hedges.

Geographic distribution

Plant’s Citations in the Holy Qur’an

The plant is not mentioned in the Holy Qur’an.

Other Citations for the plant in the Holy Qur’an

Other Citations for the plant in the Hadith

Sahl Bin Sad says: “We used to be happy on Fridays, for there was an old lady who used to pull out the roots of silq and put it in a cooking pot with some barley. When we had finished the prayer, we would visit her and she would present that dish before us. So we used to be happy on Fridays.” Sahih Al Bukhari, book of food.

Other Citations for the plant in the Hadith

History of the Plant


Stories about the plant in Holy Qur’an

Stories about the plant in Sunnah

The plant in the Arabic Literature

Etymology

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Functional Uses


Uses

Products

Traditional Uses

Services

Medicinal uses

Constituents (Chemical composition)

Side Effects

Other Uses

Cultivation (Agriculture)


Cultivation History

Cultivars and Varieties

Growth and propagation

Tree management

Pests and diseases

Harvesting & Yield

References