How to juice beetroot

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How to juice beetroot
Juicing beetroot can enhance your diet with nutrients and vitamins. (Raw Beets image by DSL from

The ruby essence of the ordinary beet could easily be called a superfood. Beetroot juice has been traditionally used to treat circulatory, bladder and menstrual problems. Barts and the London School of Medicine and the Peninsula Medical School in the United Kingdom suggested that beetroot juice could also significantly reduce blood pressure. As beets contain calcium, iron, and vitamins A and B-6, they add nutrients to any diet. However, a beet's powerful properties can easily be overdosed, so use in moderation.

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Things you need

  • 1 beet
  • ½ cup apple juice
  • Cutting board
  • Paring knife
  • Juicer or blender
  • Fine mesh strainer
  • Cheesecloth

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  1. 1

    Scrub beet thoroughly. Trim ends, and peel the outer skin.

    How to juice beetroot
    Choose small, firm beets for optimum nutrition and flavour. (early red beets and young beet leaves image by Maria Brzostowska from
  2. 2

    Cut beet into pieces small enough to be handled by the juicer or blender.

    How to juice beetroot
    Cube the beets into manageable chunks. (Beet image by lefebvre_jonathan from
  3. 3

    Place beet cubes in the juicer, and operate according to the manufacturer's instructions. Alternately, place cubes in blender on high until ground to a fine pulp.

    How to juice beetroot
    Use a blender in lieu of a juicer, although you may lose some nutritional benefits. (blender image by Nikolay Okhitin from
  4. 4

    Strain the beetroot pulp through a cheesecloth-lined mesh strainer and squeeze out all of the juice if you use a blender to juice the vegetable.

  5. 5

    Add apple juice to the beet juice and enjoy.

Tips and warnings

  • Moisten the cheesecloth with warm water before straining the beetroot pulp.
  • Beet leaves are high in nutritional content and can be juiced with the root.
  • Drinking pure beet juice can cause hives, rapid heart rate and other unpleasant side effects. Never drink it without an additional element, such as apple juice.
  • Drinking too much beet juice can cause your urine and/or stool to turn red.

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