Borscht (Ukrainian: борщ, Russian: борщ, Polish: barszcz, Lithuanian: barščiai, Romanian: borș) is a red beet soup. It is a very popular and widely known dish in Russian and Ukrainian cuisine.[1][2][3] It is also often eaten in Eastern European countries, such as Romania, Poland, Belarus, Moldova and Lithuania and immigrants around the world who come from countries which were members of the Soviet Union. It contains red beets, carrots, meat or meat stock, onion, potatoes and cabbage. Borscht soup is usually eaten with a piece of black bread, and a dollop of sour cream on top.


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