Michigan State University Extension
Preserving Food Safely - 01600048


Select young or mature beets not more than 3 inches

Wash and sort according to size. Trim tops, leaving
1/2- inch of stems.

Cook in boiling water until tender--for small beets,
25 to 30 minutes; for medium-sized beets, 45 to 50
minutes. Cool promptly in cold water. Peel and cut into
slices or cubes.
Pack beets into containers, leaving 1/2- inch
headspace. Seal, label and freeze.

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