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Old Jun 21st 2011, 11:36 am
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I know, I know, this should be on some other forum, but…

Based on (admittedly rather sketchy) empirical evidence, I firmly believe that a daily helping of beetroot lowers my blood pressure. I can buy freshly-cooked beetroot back home in my local supermarket, but can't find it here—but it is available fresh. Does anyone know how to cook it?

I also know I could googlewhack it, but I'd rather trust someone I know (well, alright, some anonymous person who posts on an internet forum).
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I know, I know, this should be on some other forum, but…

Based on (admittedly rather sketchy) empirical evidence, I firmly believe that a daily helping of beetroot lowers my blood pressure. I can buy freshly-cooked beetroot back home in my local supermarket, but can't find it here—but it is available fresh. Does anyone know how to cook it?

I also know I could googlewhack it, but I'd rather trust someone I know (well, alright, some anonymous person who posts on an internet forum).
The Russians cook it for at least 2 weeks! - Just to make sure! Rather like your mother leaving the Sprouts for Sunday Lunch on a 'Low Heat' since last Wednesday!

Seriously it is a 'Tough Bugger!' Boil until tender! - ish
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i've seen it in spinneys...boil with the skin on until soft and then cool down and peel, you may want to use some sexy rubber gloves as it stains your skin really badly...

i love, love, love beetroot...

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Anybody who likes beetroot is in league with the devil.

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this website gives you lots of tips for cooking beetroots.
http://homecooking.about.com/od/howt...a/beettips.htm

Beetroot juice really helps with your blood pressure
This is a good link
http://www.highbloodpressureinfo.org...-beetroot.html

I would think canned beets would be ok as long as they don't have added salt..beets are quite high in salt naturally.
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I've seen some stonking ones in Lulus. As the others have said, just boil it senseless (for 30mins/ 1h), topping up water as you go. Then rinse them by filling the saucepan with cold water and peel in the water (helps to avoid staining by kind of rubbing the skin off - it's quite weird because it almost slips off with a bit of help.

I once tried a really, er... interesting recipe for chocolate and beetroot cake. Was a lovely cake until you stopped eating it and were left with a beetrooty aftertaste.... and I like beetroot!
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Originally Posted by Bahtatboy View Post
I know, I know, this should be on some other forum, but…

Based on (admittedly rather sketchy) empirical evidence, I firmly believe that a daily helping of beetroot lowers my blood pressure. I can buy freshly-cooked beetroot back home in my local supermarket, but can't find it here—but it is available fresh. Does anyone know how to cook it?

I also know I could googlewhack it, but I'd rather trust someone I know (well, alright, some anonymous person who posts on an internet forum).
It's very good for you indeed.
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Thanks all

When do you add the vinegar?
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When do you add the vinegar?
when you've cooked and peeled it...

yum yum, would you make some extra for me please...

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when you've cooked and peeled it...

yum yum, would you make some extra for me please...

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Peel and cube, then roast (in olive oil) for about an hour at 200C with a sprinkling of chopped garlic and ginger on the top.
Probably nukes all the health benefits of beetroot but tastes fantastic!
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