Beets are considered to be one of the rich source of vital nutrients and minerals like magnesium, sodium, potassium and vitamin C. Recent study has also shown that it aids in lowering blood pressure. It might be one of the "nutritional loaded" veggie but it is a real mess to work with. Don't you dare to wear light coloured dress or your favourite tees when you are around it. Also you need patience to prep this veggie and it isn't easier. But there are some ways in which you can ease the cooking.
- Beet stains on your hands can be easily washed off. Wash your hands with a hand wash/soap and it goes off in a day. Rubbing your hands with lemon juice helps it to remove the stains easily. If you are very particular, wear a kitchen gloves while working.
- Chopping / Slicing the Beet is a tough job. Some can be really hard to chop. So the best way would be to cook it before you chop them. This makes the job really easy. Pick beets of the same size. Wash them and trim the extra roots and leaves. Place them whole in a pressure cooker and cook it for one whistle. Once the steam releases, take the beets and peel off the skin. Just press and rub it with your hands, it comes off way too easy. Then you can either chop or dice or slice.
- Do not peel off the skin before you cook. You ll loose the colour as well as nutrients. Peel the skin after you cook them.
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