Sunday, June 12, 2011

Produce 101 - Beets

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Produce 101 - Beets

Picking the best
Beets come in a variety of colors, most common color are a deep purple-red color. When choosing beets look for smooth, firm and with little to no blemishes on the skin. When purchasing bulk beets they should be fresh and dirt-free, bunch beets (beets with the leaves still in tact) the leaves should look fresh with deep color.

Beets last two to three weeks in refrigeration if purchasing bunch beets, cut the leaves off about an inch above the beet, then refrigerate the beets and greens separately in plastic bags.


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