Beets are an incredibly healthy food. While many consume beet juice to get the health benefits, there are also some powerful benefits of beet powder. This article reviews the benefits of beet juice powder, plus how to make and use it in your kitchen.

beet powder on a spoon.

Beet Powder Benefits

To make beet powder, raw whole beets are sliced then thoroughly dehydrated to remove every bit of moisture. The dried beets are then crushed to create a relatively fine powder.

Learn How to Dehydrate Beets.

The fact that the powder is produced from raw beets means that their nutrients are intact – a definite advantage over consuming cooked beets, which tend to lose some of their goodness during the cooking process.

You may also come across fermented beet powder, which some people prefer as the fermentation process creates “good” bacteria that consume most of the beets’ natural sugars. Fermented beet powder is also made with dried, organic beetroots.

Buy organic beet powder.

See the end of this article for how to make beet powder at home.

a bunch of raw beets

Powder Vs. Whole Beets: The Benefits of Beet Root Powder

1. It’s more convenient

Even with the best willpower in the world, few of us have time to prepare everything we eat from scratch. Cooking and consuming whole beets – or using them to make homemade beet juice – is a pretty labor-intensive process. Plus, of course, it involves buying them in fairly large quantities on a regular basis. 

Beet powder is more concentrated, with 1 tablespoon equivalent to around 3 medium-sized beets! This makes it much easier to regularly consume the amount you need without all the hassle of preparing beets from scratch.

2. It’s less messy

Let’s face it – beets have to be the messiest vegetables around, with an unforgiving purple-red color that stains anything it comes into contact with.

This includes everything from your cutting board to your cookware – and, unless you wear gloves, your hands are left bright pink too. Beet powder is just so much easier to use and allows you to get your daily dose without having to clean your kitchen afterward.

beet chips

3. It doesn’t go bad

Whole beets last in the fridge for a couple of weeks and beet juice will last anywhere from 24 hours to a few days, depending on how it was extracted. Beet powder, on the other hand, has a much longer shelf life.

Stored properly – preferably in a dark-colored, airtight container – beet powder will last anywhere from 6 months to one year without losing its nutritional benefits. 

4. It’s more versatile

There are only certain foods or drinks that you can add whole or juiced beets to without significantly affecting their flavor or texture. But it’s easy to add beet powder to just about anything, where – apart from adding a nice pop of color – it can go pretty much unnoticed.

This makes beet powder an ideal option for people who don’t actually like the flavor of beets.

How to Make Beet Juice Powder at Home

Making your own beet powder is a great option if you happen to grow your own beets and want to make them go further, or if you have some in the refrigerator that you need to use up.

sliced beets
  1. Wash and peel your beets, then cut them into thin slices (a mandoline comes in handy for this).
  2. Dry the slices thoroughly. You can do this in an oven on a VERY low heat, or in a food dehydrator. If you live in the right climate, you can even dry them in the sun, as long as they are adequately covered to protect them from bugs.
  3. Once the beet slices are thoroughly dried, you now have beet chips. To turn them into beet powder, whiz them in a powerful food blender until fine.

What You Will Need to Make Beet Juice Powder

  • Fresh Beets: Choose clean beets that are free from blemishes or signs of decay.
  • Mandolin or Sharp Knife: To thinly slice the beets uniformly. Using a mandolin ensures consistent thickness, which can aid in even drying.
  • Dehydrator: This device will remove the moisture from the sliced beets, converting them into a dried form. If you don’t have a dehydrator, an oven set to a low temperature can also be used, but it might not provide as consistent results.
  • Grinder or Blender: Once the beet slices are dehydrated, they can be ground into a fine powder using a blender or grinder.
  • Airtight Containers or Zip-lock Bags: To store the beet juice powder after grinding. This ensures it remains fresh and free from moisture.

How to Store Beet Juice Powder

You can store your homemade beet powder in a dark-colored, airtight container for up to one year.

Benefits of Beet Powder at Home

Beet powder has a pleasantly earthy flavor and a subtle sweetness that means it mixes well into all sorts of foods and drinks. Here are some of my favorite ways to use it:

  • Stir it into water for a quick and easy drink.
  • Add it to smoothies. Remember that just one teaspoon is equivalent to one whole beet, so you get lots of bang for your buck.
  • Use it as a natural and healthy food coloring in baked goods, frosting, and more.
  • Add it to your morning oatmeal.
  • Stir it into your pancake mix.
  • Add it to curries and sauces – it really deepens the color.
  • Add it to regular hummus to create a healthy and attractive beet hummus.
  • Use it to turn kid food a pretty shade of pink. They’ll love pink applesauce, for example.
beet powder smoothie bowls

Why You Will Love Beet Juice Powder

  1. Convenient Preparation: Beet juice powder simplifies the process of enjoying beets. There’s no need to wash, peel, or juice – just mix the powder with water or into smoothies for an instant beet beverage.
  2. Vibrant Color: Beet juice powder provides a beautiful and natural reddish-pink hue, making it an attractive choice for coloring foods and drinks without synthetic dyes.
  3. Compact Storage: Since it’s dehydrated, beet juice powder takes up much less space than fresh beets, making it a handy pantry staple with a longer shelf life.
  4. Consistent Flavor: With beet juice powder, users can achieve a consistent taste in their recipes, avoiding the variability that comes with fresh produce.
  5. Versatility in Recipes: Beet juice powder isn’t just for drinks; it can be incorporated into a variety of dishes, from baked goods to sauces, adding depth of flavor and color.

Beet Juice Powder FAQs

Is it better to drink beet juice or beet powder?

Both beet juice and beet powder offer unique advantages. Beet juice provides a direct, fresh consumption method, while beet powder offers convenience, longer shelf life, and versatility in usage. The choice between them largely depends on individual preferences and intended use.

Is it safe to drink beet powder everyday?

Beet powder, when consumed in moderation, is generally considered safe for daily consumption for most people. However, as with any food product, individual reactions can vary. It’s always a good idea to consult with a healthcare professional about any dietary changes or concerns.

How long does i take for beet juice powder to work?

The perceived effects of beet juice powder can vary based on individual expectations and reasons for consumption. For some, benefits like color or flavor enhancement in recipes are immediate upon use. For other intended effects, individual experiences may differ.

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Here’s how to make homemade beet powder in your kitchen.

  • Total Time: 12 hours, 20 minutes
  • Yield: 40 1x


Units Scale
  • 1 pound fresh whole red beets, scrubbed well and patted dry (about 4 medium sized beets)


  1. Use a sharp knife to cut off the tops and bottoms of the beets.
  2. Then, use a mandolin or your knife to slice the beets thinly.
  3. Place the beet slices on two baking sheets, trying not to overlap the slices. You can also put them on dehydrator trays.
  4. Then, bake or dehydrate the beets at 180°F, or on your oven’s lowest setting. It may take up to 24 hours to get the beet slices completely dried out.
  5. Then, place the dried beet slices into the bowl of a food processor fitted with the S blade. Process on high for about 30-45 seconds, or until the beet slices have transformed into a fine beet powder.
  6. Transfer the beet powder to an airtight container and store in the refrigerator for up to several months.


  1. As beets tend to stain, you may wish to wear plastic gloves when working with fresh beets.


  • Serving Size:
  • Calories: 5
  • Sugar: 0.8 g
  • Sodium: 8.8 mg
  • Fat: 0 g
  • Saturated Fat: 0 g
  • Carbohydrates: 1.1 g
  • Fiber: 0.3 g
  • Protein: 0.2 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg


Whilst preparing fresh beets on a daily basis is more work than most of us want to commit to, adding a scoop or two of beet powder to our food or drinks couldn’t be any easier! It really is the perfect way to reap all of the benefits of these vibrant and versatile little veggies, with none of the mess that usually goes with them!

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Note: this post is for informational purposes only and is not intended as medical advice. Please consult your healthcare provider for recommendations related to your individual situation.