But before you get to cook beet, here are some tips.

Beetroot is a variety of sea beet, which developed originally on the shores of the Atlantic and the Mediterranean.

The beet varieties
There are two:
- red beet and long. It is less and less common. 
- beetroot, round and smooth. It is the most common.

Beet which is slightly sweet taste is relatively calories (45 kcal per 100 g). It has many vitamins B and C, as well as minerals and trace elements.

Place your beets in an airtight container. Those fired will keep a few days in the refrigerator. One can also freeze them after having peeled and sliced.

How to peel a beet?
After cooked with water, immerse it in a container of cold water. His skin will peel alone.

What are the possible firings?
It can be steamed: put it into the upper part of a steam kettle. Cook on medium heat for 45 minutes. To check if cooked, pierce with a knife. The blade should come out clean.
Oven: bake at 120 ° C between 1 h and 2 h 40 depending on the size of the beet. Note: the flavor is most powerful when baked wrapped in aluminum foil.
In the microwave : in a container with lid, add 6 ounces of water and bake 10 minutes at full power.

What tricks to prepare for her beet?
When you handle, keep wet hands Thus, the dye will not adhere to your skin.
It is also an excellent accompaniment, but do not forget that it can easily be dyed food.

Desire for change ? You can use it to your aciduler Vinaigrette. To do this, simply move the pulp to the centrifuge. Mixed results with some mashed carrots, salt, pepper, olive oil and vinegar.

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