Can Beet Juice Sit Out Overnight?

by Maxine Wallace
Scrub beets and other root vegetables well to remove dirt before juicing.

Scrub beets and other root vegetables well to remove dirt before juicing.

Beet juice is packed with calcium, iron and potassium, making it a smart addition to your juicing regimen. Always store beet juice -- and any other freshly made juice -- in the refrigerator to prevent the growth of potentially harmful bacteria. By storing your beet juice properly, you can still drink it up to 48 hours after you make it.

Storing Beet Juice

Store any unused beet juice in the refrigerator shortly after making to keep it safe. Juice quickly loses its nutritional value and best used shortly after making it, but you can store it for two days. Use a glass container with a tight-fitting lid to store your juice and, when possible, fill the container to the top to minimize the juice's exposure to air. If beet juice has sat out for more than two hours, throw it out. Do not drink beet juice on its own, as it can cause the inflammation of your throat. Mix beet juice with apple, carrot or celery juice and include no more than 50 percent beet juice in any finished juice.

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Based in Portland, Ore., Maxine Wallace is a writer with more than 12 years of experience. With a bachelor's degree in journalism and experience working on marketing campaigns for large media agencies, she is well-versed in multiple industries including the Internet, cooking, gardening, health, fitness, travel and holistic living.

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