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Beets Left Out Over Night?

dbug31 Jan 29, 2011 02:19 PM

Oooops...

After roasting some lovely organic red beets last night I forgot to refrigerate them.

Do they need to be thrown away now?

My guess, yes. Since they are starchy like potatoes and left out potatoes are a no-no.

Thoughts?

TIA & Happy Cooking!

  1. j
    jaykayen Jan 29, 2011 02:29 PM

    No. It's fine. Beets are bad if a cut surface is slimy or sticky.

    1. Quine Jan 29, 2011 02:23 PM

      No.

      Why do you think left out potatoes are a no-no, as you said?

      4 Replies
      1. re: Quine
        dbug31 Jan 29, 2011 03:04 PM

        Well, foods left at room temp are in the "danger zone" 40°-140°
        I always err on the side of caution myself...

        1. re: dbug31
          dbug31 Jan 29, 2011 03:08 PM

          This doesn't sound too great either...

          Perfringens food poisoning (Clostridium perfringens)

          http://www.fightbac.org/about-foodbor...

          1. re: dbug31
            Quine Jan 29, 2011 03:10 PM

            Your beets are good. But honestly. I bet every post this sort that asks this sorta of question, only asks to validates what they all ready decided.

          2. re: Quine
            greygarious Jan 29, 2011 03:28 PM

            I cannot tell you how often I have left potatoes out overnight and eaten them on subsequent days without as much as a hiccup. Mashed forgotten in the microwave, baked forgotten in the oven, etc. This sort of thing had been happening for decades before I heard that spuds could spoil, so I don't worry about it. I don't cook beets but if I did, I wouldn't worry about them either.

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