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Old 08-18-2011, 05:45 PM   #1
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Beets Cooked or Uncooked?

I have a Question about beet's I'm new here so I hope this is the place for a question.

Now My question is I got my first beets in and I always loved beets in a can so I tryed one uncooked and it burned my mouth and throat to the point of getting blisters in my mouth I'm not sure if I should eat the rest even if I cook them . Help if you know what I did wrong or if I should even eat them.

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Old 08-18-2011, 06:02 PM   #2
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Welcome to Dc , They need to be cooked.

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Old 08-18-2011, 06:03 PM   #3
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I have never heard of that happening. I have eaten raw beets before and I know they are served raw in saladsoccasionally. Maybe it was the variety of beet? What was the varied you planted? I usually plant Detroit Dark Red.
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Old 08-18-2011, 06:08 PM   #4
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Sounds like you may be sensitive to something in beets. Beets should be fine, raw or cooked.
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Old 08-18-2011, 06:09 PM   #5
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Beets aren't very acidic, and have no capcaisin that I'm aware of. Maybe you're allergic to raw beets?
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Old 08-18-2011, 06:10 PM   #6
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Raw beets can burn your mouth? I never came across anyone saying that before either. I hope it still didn't have pesticide or something on it.
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Old 08-18-2011, 06:10 PM   #7
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This link may shed some light:

What are the symptoms of beet allergy
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Old 08-18-2011, 06:12 PM   #8
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Raw beets aren't very pleasant to deal with or eat. Cook them first.

I like mine pickled or made into Harvard Beets, but simply cooked is a good place to start.
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Hmm. OP can eat cooked beets, though. Might be more of a contact dermatitis. Interesting link, Steve!
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Old 08-18-2011, 08:08 PM   #10
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Thanks everyone will take a look at the link steve, not sure what type I planted but I think this is great that we can come here and ask things like this thanks again. have a great night .

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