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BEETS - FRESH, RAW

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  • How long do raw beets last? The precise answer to that question depends to a large extent on storage conditions - keep raw beets refrigerated.
  • To maximize the shelf life of raw beets, refrigerate in plastic bag and do not wash until ready to use.
  • How long do raw beets last in the fridge? Properly stored, raw beets will last for about 14 days in the refrigerator.
  • Can you freeze beets? Yes, to freeze: (1) Wash beets and trim tops, leaving 1/2 inch of stem; (2) Cook beets until tender; (3) Cool then peel beets and cut into slices or cubes; (4) Place in covered airtight containers or heavy-duty freezer bags.
  • How long do beets last in the freezer? Properly stored, beets will maintain best quality in the freezer for about 18 months, but will remain safe beyond that time.
  • The freezer time shown is for best quality only – beets that have been kept constantly frozen at 0°F will keep safe indefinitely.
  • How to tell if raw beets are bad or spoiled? The best way is to smell and look at the raw beets: discard any raw beets that have an off smell or appearance; if mold appears, discard the raw beets.

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