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Boiled beets: can they be frozen and how to keep them in the refrigerator for the winter?


Beetroot is a vegetable that is becoming more and more popular. New recipes for beetroot dishes appear, both boiled and raw. Many people love the taste of this product, and most appreciate beets for their beneficial properties.

There are a huge number of recipes for cooking beetroot dishes. Beets are almost always used boiled. It is very rarely used raw (for example, Korean beets).

Beneficial features

There is a lot to be said for the health benefits of beets., but the main thing is that they do not disappear during cooking. The mineral and vitamin composition and properties that this vegetable possesses do not disappear after heat treatment. Temperature has a detrimental effect on vitamin C, but there is not much of it in beets.

Beets have a beneficial effect on the digestive system and process. With regular use of beets (3-4 times a week), the stool is normalized, constipation, bloating and heaviness disappear. It has a mild laxative and diuretic effect. Beets gently cleanse the body of toxins and toxins.

Beets help normalize blood pressure... Makes capillaries more elastic. Helps with atherosclerosis. This vegetable has antibacterial and anti-inflammatory effects. Helps fight colds and bad moods.

Beets are a great help in treating anemia. It helps to increase hemoglobin and iron in the blood.

All these properties of beets are explained by its rich composition.... Beets contain a large amount of B vitamins, as well as vitamins A and E.

The mineral composition is very diverse, almost all elements of the periodic table are present in beets: iron, zinc, magnesium, potassium, calcium, iodine, selenium, fluorine, copper, phosphorus and many other minerals. Organic acids are present: oxalic, malic and citric.

Beets are high in fiber... All these substances are not destroyed during cooking, but are stored in the beets.

In the video you will learn about boiled beets, the benefits and harms of it:

Basic Rules

We have already learned about the benefits, but is it possible to freeze boiled beets for the winter so that vitamins are preserved? In order for beets to be stored for a long time without losing their nutritional value, you need to know how to properly store it and how to prepare it.

Training

First you need to rinse the beets well.so that no dirt remains on it. Place in a saucepan, cover with cold water and boil. Cook as usual until tender. Then cool the beets naturally.

Do not pour cold water over ready-made beets. Peel. The beets are ready to be stored and frozen.

At what temperature should it be stored?

Boiled beets are stored at temperatures from 0 to 6 C. At this temperature, boiled beets can last up to 10 days.... After 10 days, it is advisable not to use it. After all, if the temperature is above 0 C, then the beets deteriorate during long-term storage and become unusable for food.

When thinking about how much boiled beets can be stored in the refrigerator, know that they can last up to 1 month., provided that the temperature in the refrigerator is below 2 C.

Even for a month, the beneficial properties of beets are preserved and can be safely eaten. Do not use beets after the expiration date.

Freeze correctly!

One of the main advantages isthat boiled beets can be stored not only in the refrigerator, but also frozen. In the freezer, beets can be stored much longer (up to 60-80 days).

The temperature in the freezer must be below -12 ° C... All the properties of boiled beets are preserved even with such a long storage.

What is it stored in?

To prevent the beets from drying out and spoiling it must be stored properly. An excellent way of storage is storage in vacuum bags. These bags do not allow air and microorganisms to pass through.

Even if the refrigerator or freezer malfunctions, a couple of days beets in such a container can be stored without the required temperature... Zip bags and plastic containers. These types of packaging will perfectly preserve the beets, preventing them from spoiling.

Everyone chooses what will be more convenient for him to store the product. For example, the container is an excellent container, but bulky.

Storage methods

  1. Preparing beets for cooking: wash, remove all the dirt, extra ponytails and leaves.
  2. Boil the beets.
  3. Letting cool naturally.
  4. Peel.
  5. Cut into rings 1-1.5 cm thick.
  6. We pack in containers. We choose any container (a bag with fasteners, a vacuum bag, a plastic container). We pack tightly, trying to leave less air.
  7. We send to the refrigerator or freezer.
  8. Put a sticker with the date of freezing on the package. This is necessary, because the shelf life in the refrigerator is 30 days, and in the freezer up to 60-80 days.

Conclusion

Boiled beets are a healthy product. Be sure to eat it. Boiled beets can be stored for quite a long time in the freezer and refrigerator.... This is very convenient: it saves cooking time.


Watch the video: The Best Way to Freeze Beets (May 2021).