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Old 05-27-2014, 05:12 PM
 
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I looove beets, any way any how.
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Old 05-27-2014, 07:03 PM
 
Location: Gatineau, QC, Canada
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I used to hate beets but now I think they are the best. Still I remain reserved about using them more because of the mess. I think I may have eaten very small pieces unboiled (or maybe they were not...), but the ones in your photo look boiled or pickled.
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Old 05-27-2014, 11:06 PM
 
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Roasting brings out the sweetness of the beets.
I also enjoy marinated and pickled beets.
Absolutely love roasted beets! I could eat them every day....a splash of olive oil and a sprinkle of sea salt before popping them in the oven. Heaven.
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Old 05-27-2014, 11:18 PM
 
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Pickled beets and eggs....yum
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Old 05-27-2014, 11:52 PM
 
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Olive oil, salt and pepper, after shredding. Delicious earthy flavor. Absolutely loaded with phytonutrients and minerals.
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Old 05-28-2014, 12:06 AM
 
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Roasting would preserve more of the vitamins and minerals that would be lost if boiled.

I prefer the sweetness of roasted beets. Vegetable candy!!! However, I notice that with raw or poorly roasted or unpeeled beets there is something that catches and irritates my throat. I always assumed it was something about the peel or maybe some ingredient in the beet. If I am not mistaken, don't beets have oxalic acid in them? Or is that just concerning the leaves?
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Old 05-28-2014, 12:09 AM
 
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I found this article concerning the oxalic acid in beets. It turns out that the roots do indeed contain the ingredient. Cooking destroys it. Cooked or raw, I like beets! Even canned beets, in a pinch. Now I'm hungry...for beets!

Confessions of a Closet Raw Foodie Wannabe: Should I cook it or eat it RAW? Beets me?!?
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Old 05-28-2014, 12:37 AM
 
Location: Gilbert, AZ
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Raw beets juiced with carrots and celery... very sweet and tasty! Somehow I've gotten this far in life without ever actually eating a beet.
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Old 05-28-2014, 06:51 AM
 
Location: Wisconsin
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Raw beets are supposed to be good for you, but they make my mouth and throat itch. I prefer the flavor when roasted or even boiled anyway.
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Old 05-28-2014, 06:54 AM
 
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Raw yes
Marinated no
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