The Best Way to Remove Beet Stains from Your Hands

Chioggia beets (photography by Thomas J. Story)

    We’ve been roasting and peeling a lot of beets lately in the Sunset Test Kitchen for an upcoming story on yogurt with cookbook author J...

Chioggia beets (photography by Thomas J. Story)

We’ve been roasting and peeling a lot of beets lately in the Sunset Test Kitchen for an upcoming story on yogurt with cookbook author Janet Fletcher. I was looking like a victim of a horrible accident until our photo session at Janet’s house, when she showed me the best trick ever for removing beet stains from your hands.

Add baking soda and a little water, rub vigorously, then rinse and repeat.

The baking soda works so much better than lemon juice (my usual remedy), and is way more eco-friendly than disposable gloves. Thanks, Janet!

Janet Fletcher, removing beet stains from her hands