Tips for Storing Beets

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Beet Roots:

The beet roots can be stored in a plastic bag wrapped tightly around the beets. Make sure to squeeze out as much air as possible.¬† Removing the tops from beets will greatly extend their storage life. Leave about 2 inches of stem to prevent the beets from “bleeding”.

Don’t wash beets before storing them.

Store the beet roots in the refrigerator for up to 3 weeks.

Beet Tops:

Beet tops should also be stored in the refrigerator. Store using a perforated plastic bag.

The beet tops can be kept for about 4 days.


Beets are versatile vegetables and there are many ways in which they can be preserved if you cannot use them while they are fresh.  Beets can be canned, pickled, frozen or even dried.

Check out this beets post for recipes and other information about beets.

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