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SpeciesBeta vulgaris
OriginBeta vulgaris subsp. maritima

The mangelwurzel (from German) is also called 'mangel wurzel', 'mangold wurzel', 'mangold',[1] 'mangel beet',[1] 'field beet',[2] and 'fodder beet'. It is a cultivated root vegetable.

It is a variety of Beta vulgaris, the same species that contains the red beet (beetroot) and sugar beet varieties. The cultivar group is called the Crassa Group.[3] Their large white, yellow or orange-yellow swollen roots were developed in the 18th century as a fodder crop for feeding livestock.

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Wright, Clifford A. 2001. Mediterranean Vegetables: a cook's ABC of vegetables and their preparation in Spain, France, Italy, Greece, Turkey, the Middle East, and north Africa with more than 200 authentic recipes for the home cook Boston, Massachusetts: Harvard Common Press, page 52, ISBN 1-55832-196-9
  2. Raynbird, Hugh (1851) "On the Cultivation of Mangold-wurzel or Field-beet" Transactions of the Highland and Agricultural Society of Scotland; New Series pp. 534-38, page 534
  3. "Sorting Beta names". Multilingual Multiscript Plant Name Database. The University of Melbourne. Archived from the original on 2013-04-15. Retrieved 2016-08-17.