Our beets are carefully tied and bunched at full-length, or partially removed to no less than 6 inches. Beets with short-trimmed tops show leaf stems to no more than 4 inches in length. Beets with tops completely removed are cut at no more than one-half inch in length.
Our beets are well trimmed, firm, fairly smooth, well shaped and clean. Bunched beets or beets with short trimmed tops are fresh and free from decay. All of our beets are free from soft-rot, and/or damage caused by cuts, freezing, growth cracks, disease, rodents, insects, mechanical mishaps or other means.
Beets are held at 0°C (32°F) and 98 to 100% relative humidity remain fresh and flavorful up to four weeks. Thermal packaging, icing and perforated polyethylene film liners are used to maintain quality and freshness. The storage life of beets at 10°C (50°F) is 7-10 days.
Beets are rich in essential minerals like iron and potassium (essential for strong blood, as well as healthy nerve and muscle function); along with manganese (which is good for your bones, liver, kidneys, and pancreas). Beets also contain immune-boosting vitamin C, along with the B vitamin folate, which helps reduce the risk of birth defects.