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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