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Beetroot

Freeze? Yes
In season Early summer to mid-autumn
Store In the fridge
Packed with vitamins and minerals
A bunch of fresh beetroot with leaves still attached

A gorgeous deep purple in colour, this is a great vegetable to add to most meals such as salads or eaten as a side dish with cooked meals.  Packed with vitamins and minerals, you can also add beetroot to any juices you make too.

How to store

How to store fresh beetroot

Fresh beetroot is best stored whole and in the fridge for freshness.

Freezing beetroot

Beetroot can be frozen in in a sealed bag or container for up to 3 months.

Storing cooked beetroot

Store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 2 days.

Beetroot Top tips

How to freeze and defrost

To freeze: It is best to freeze beetroot when cooked. First boil or steam the beetroot, allow to cool and pop into a sealed container and freeze.

To defrost: When you take food or drink out of the freezer, it’s important to defrost it safely. Don’t defrost at room temperature.

Eating the whole food

No need to peel beetroot. Roast whole or chopped into wedges, skin-on. The leaves are also delicious raw or cooked, like chard or spinach.

Be fabulous with leftovers

You can roast leftover beetroots going past their best and blend with chickpeas to make hummus, or grate leftover raw beets and add to no-bake granola bars.

Buying tips

If they are available, think about buying beetroot loose to help you buy only what you need. This will ensure that all your food is more likely to be eaten and saved from the bin. Remember, beetroot also comes in prepared in packs and in jars.

Perfect portions

Use our portion calculator for a quick and simple way to check how much of this food to serve at mealtimes.

Valuing your Beetroot beyond the price tag

Goodness in food

Your food is more than its shape, colour and price. Your food has an important role to play to help keep you healthy and with enough energy to live your life how you wish to.

  • Great source of vitamins and minerals that are needed to keep our body’s healthy.
  • Good source of fibre which helps with digestion.
  • Good source of vitamin C to help keep your skin healthy.

Food story

By the time your food arrives in your home, it’s already been on quite a journey starting with how it’s made or grown and how your food reaches the supermarket.

So please help our food to finish its story in the most sustainable way, ensuring the planet’s resources that’s already used are put to good use. Take care of your food when it’s in your home and ensure every edible morsel is eaten - and that your food doesn’t end up in the bin! 

Why not try these delicious recipes to use up Beetroot

Here's a new take on a classic hummus, using beetroot to give freshness, lightness and vibrancy.

a bright vibrant bowl of smooth magenta beetroot hummus

This healthier version of nachos is a great way of using up root vegetables with Mexican dips and can be served as a snack or sharing starter when entertaining.

a colourful bowl of dried crispy veggies