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How to Juice a Beet

by
author image Meg Campbell
Based just outside Chicago, Meg Campbell has worked in the fitness industry since 1997. She’s been writing health-related articles since 2010, focusing primarily on diet and nutrition. Campbell divides her time between her hometown and Buenos Aires, Argentina.
How to Juice a Beet
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Beetroots are related to spinach and chard, and have been cultivated and used for their medicinal properties since Roman times. The beet, or root, of the plant is an excellent source of folate and contains a significant amount of fiber, manganese and potassium. Although juicing the beet removes its fiber, you can boost the nutritional content of your juice by including the stem and greens. Beet greens are an excellent source of calcium, iron, and vitamins A and C. Juicing one beetroot with its stem and leaves yields almost 2 ounces, or about 50 milliliters, of juice.

Step 1

How to Juice a Beet
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Clean the beetroot, stem and leaves by gently rubbing them under cool running water. Scrub the beet with a vegetable brush if it’s particularly dirty.

Step 2

How to Juice a Beet
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Remove the beet top by cutting the stem off about 1/2 inch from the root.

Step 3

How to Juice a Beet
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Cut the beet into pieces that are small enough to fit into the hopper of your juicer.

Step 4

How to Juice a Beet
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Put the beetroot pieces, stem and leaves through the hopper to juice them.

Step 5

How to Juice a Beet
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Turn the machine off. Check the pulp receptacle. If the pulp is still fairly wet, you can run it through the hopper a second time.

Step 6

How to Juice a Beet
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If you don't own a juicer, you can coarsely chop beets, then process them on the liquefy setting of a blender. Strain the processed beets through 4 layers of cheesecloth suspended over a bowl to obtain the clear juice, gathering the cloths edges and squeezing to extract all the liquid.

Step 7

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Serve immediately for optimal freshness and nutritional content. Beet juice will keep in the refrigerator for up to three days.

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