Follow Us:
Title Image

Best Ways To Store And Use Beets

Best Storage

The fridge is the best place to store beets.

Fresh beets are best stored whole and, in the fridge, to keep them fresh.

Ensure your fridge is set between 0 and 4°C.

Can I Freeze It?


It is best to freeze beets after they have been cooked. Cook beets until fork tender, cool in ice water, rub away peel, dry, slice or cube or purée, and seal into a reusable freezer bag or container.

Fresher For Longer

Separate the green tops from the beets, leaving just 2.5 cm of stem (otherwise the greens will draw moisture away from the beet) and store in the fridge. Only wash your beets once you are ready to use them.

Once peeled or cut, store in an airtight container in the fridge.

If the beets are going limp, you can revive them with a soak in cold water.

Use It Up

Use up extra beets by roasting them. Roasted beets can be turned into hummus, baked into chocolate cake, used as sandwich filling, blended into a pesto, or tossed into a salad. Beets can also be pickled.

Did You Know?

All parts of the beet are edible, and you can use the green leafy tops as you would chard or kale.

Beet peels and shriveled beets can be used to make natural dyes.

Tired of beet stains on your fingers? Simply sprinkle sea salt on your hands and rub under running water until the stains magically disappear.