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Buying and Storing Beets

In Season: Beets

When the colors of Autumn beg us to return to the golden hues of root vegetables, the first in line to blossom is the beet. From the crimson-red sugar beet to the pink-and-white striped Chioggia, these root vegetables come in a range of stunning, jewel-toned hues. They add a punch of color — and a sweet, mildly buttery flavor when cooked — to just about any course and are at their most tender during the Fall months, peaking in October. To find out how to select, store, and enjoy these versatile veggies, keep reading.

When choosing beet roots at the market, pick small to medium bulbs that are smooth, round, and devoid of any soft spots. Buy beets that are still attached to their stems and leaves; beet tops should appear verdant. Store beets unwashed in a cool place, like the refrigerator crisper, in a plastic bag where they will keep for two to four weeks. To increase storage life, remove the greens, but be sure to leave at least an inch of the stem. Use gloves to prevent staining if that's a concern.

Below, a few serving ideas that simply can't be beat beet:

When it comes to these divisive vegetables, where do you stand? What's your favorite way to enjoy beets?

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lovesitc1 lovesitc1 4 years
Hi Lauren, OMG, its THE BEST way to eat beets! Here's a link to my go-to recipe:
lauren lauren 4 years
@lovesitc1 Oh yum I have never had beets served that way but that sounds really tasty, I will have to give it a try, do you have a fav recipe?
lovesitc1 lovesitc1 4 years
My all time fave is roasted beets with a tahini sauce. To-die-for yummy!
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