It’s all about individual tastes and eating habits!
- Beets are enjoyed raw after being finely grated. If you want to cook them, make sure you do not peel them, and count on 30 minutes on average in a pressure cooker, or 1 to 2 hours in the oven at 170°C wrapped in tinfoil, or at least 2 hours in salted boiling water with vinegar. The beets are ready when tender. To check, avoid puncturing them: rub them to see whether the skin comes off easily.
- If bought ready cooked, keep them in the refrigerator and eat them soon. The skin should not be parched and be free of blemishes.
- If bought vacuum-packed, they will retain their quality, be easily transportable from the point of sale to your home, and will keep for up to 6 months at room temperature (the expiry date is clearly shown on the bag).