from the Spanish remolacha, referring to sugar beets / red beets
Scientific name: Beta vulgaris
Beets are not a common vegetable in the Philippines. The older generation may recognize this word from when the Spanish colonial influence was more pronounced in the country.
Chard is a subspecies of beets. Scientific name: Beta vulgaris subsp. vulgaris
Keywords: beetroot, beetroots, taproots, tap roots, taproot, root, leaves, stalks, juice, rimulatsa, rimulacha, rimolacha, Swiss chard