Beet powder is made from ripe red beets that are cooked, peeled, sliced, dried and then ground. It is extremely rich in iron, potassium, niacin, Vitamins A & C and many other minerals. It has a mild beet flavor.
It can be used as a natural food colorant. Beet powder works well in frostings, cookies, pastas, cakes, candies, sauces and lots of other foods. You can create a light pink to a deep red color by varying the quantity of powder you use.
Chalky or powdery and medium pink to dark red. Rehydrates to a deep red.
Selecting and Buying
Preparation and Use
Beet powder, (like other vegetable and fruit powders), re-hydrates almost instantly in hot or boiling water. One pound of beet powder will re-hydrate to 5 pounds, the equivalent of 8-9 pounds of fresh, raw beets. Use 1/3 cup water to 2 T of beet powder.
Beet Powder is used as a natural colorant in tomato-based sauces, such as spaghetti and barbecue; in dry gravy mixes and sauces; salad dressings; meat, fish, and poultry coatings; as a colorant for seasoning bases and many dry entree and side dish formulas. Organic Beet Powder can be added directly to formulas as a natural colorant.
Conserving and Storing
Containers should be kept in a cool dark place and sealed tightly.