How to store beetroot
The best way to store beetroot is to keep them in a cool, dark, and well-ventilated place. Here are a few ways to store beetroot:
Refrigeration: Once the beetroot have been cooked and cooled, they can be stored in the refrigerator in an airtight container for up to 5 days.
Freezing: Beetroot can also be frozen for long-term storage. To freeze, wash, and peel the beetroot and then slice or grate. Place them in airtight containers or freezer bags and store in the freezer for up to 6 months.
Root Cellar: If you have a root cellar or a cool basement, you can store uncooked beetroot in a box filled with sand. The sand will help to keep them moist and prevent them from drying out.
Canning: Beetroot can also be canned to preserve them for a long time. This method requires a pressure canner and some knowledge of canning techniques, so it's recommended to get a guide or consult with an expert before starting.
Pickling: Beetroot can be pickled by immersing them in a vinegar, water and salt solution, along with other seasonings, like garlic, dill, and peppercorns. Once pickled they can be stored in jars in the refrigerator for several months.
It's important to note that if the beetroot have their greens still attached, they should be removed and stored separately, as the greens will continue to draw moisture from the beetroot and cause them to spoil more quickly. Also, if the beetroot are visibly damaged or show signs of mould, they should be discarded.
When they're in season you can buy beetroot online with Fresh Farm Deliveries. We deliver to Halifax, Todmorden, Littleborough, Hebden Bridge, Haworth and surrounding areas (BD13-23, HX and OL14-15 postcodes).