What do beets taste like to you?

Taste of beets

  • Dirt

    Votes: 44 56.4%
  • Sweet

    Votes: 31 39.7%
  • Me no eat vegetables

    Votes: 3 3.8%

  • Total voters
    78
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Jason73

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If anyone has ever been by that beet factory in North Dakota you will never forget it. My recollection is it's somewhere between Fargo and Devils Lake. What a horrendous smell.
 

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Cammy

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I agree with the earthy taste but is not a dirt flavor. I think they take on a taste of what they are grown in. Hadn't had beet in a long time so I grew them one year. Cooked a bunch for dinner one night and got the scare of my life the next morning as the bowl had a red tinge to it. Thought I had ruptured an intestine. Took a minute to remember the beets.
 

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My grandmother and mom would on occasion make borscht. Borscht is a traditional soup hailing from Russia and Eastern Europe. It wouldn’t be borscht without beets. I loved it!
To me, they don't taste like dirt or sweet. Beets taste like beets. Good and healthy. I buy sometimes for me, Mrs Bearfoot does not care for beets.
 

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Never heard anyone say they taste like dirt before. News to me.

I have only had fresh roasted beets once but I enjoyed them. Otherwise have just had pickled beats a couple of times.
 

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Cooked, pickled, raw, harvard & cold all good I eat them every week. Red Ace is like eating candy way better than Detroit Red
 

CycleFishHunt

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I put sweet because I love beets. But really it’s both.

And maybe I’d say “earthy” rather than like dirt. 😄

Mushrooms are earthy too. There is something very satisfying about eating something that tastes of the earth.

Similarly, a good oyster tastes like the ocean without being fishy.
 
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