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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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Thanks steve it's sounds like I have an Allergy to raw beets that was a good link .
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Old 08-19-2011, 10:27 AM   #12
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I do not like cooked beets, though I'll eat them in salad or soup (i.e. Borscht), but I do like raw beets, alwasy have. Simply grated with some dressing, or without. Never heard of Not being able to eat raw beets. I believe you can eat all common vegitables raw.
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Old 08-19-2011, 11:24 AM   #13
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I do not like cooked beets, though I'll eat them in salad or soup (i.e. Borscht), but I do like raw beets, alwasy have. Simply grated with some dressing, or without. Never heard of Not being able to eat raw beets. I believe you can eat all common vegitables raw.
(unless you have an allergy)
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Old 08-21-2011, 12:48 AM   #14
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(unless you have an allergy)
Obviously, but that is not what I was refering to. Someobody said that you cannot eat raw beets.
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Old 08-21-2011, 09:01 AM   #15
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Raw beets are delicious.

I shred them very finely and dress with a horseradish or wasabi vinaigrette.
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Old 08-22-2011, 09:03 AM   #16
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or little mayo, crushed garlic and some walnuts, yum.
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or little mayo, crushed garlic and some walnuts, yum.

next time i make rasolis, (potato salad w/ diced beets and pickles) i will top it off with shredded raw beets 'n nuts. btw charlied, do you recognize this potato salad as resembling a russian dish?
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I do not know what rasolis are. I suppose I could have googled it.
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Old 08-22-2011, 02:27 PM   #19
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Hm, google did not help much.
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Old 08-22-2011, 02:30 PM   #20
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I think you are refering to the Russian beet salad called Vinegrette.

Boiled potato
Boiled beets
Boiled carrots
Pickles
Saur crout
Cooked white beens
Onion (raw)
Oil for dressing
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