The firm skin is dark red to purple and is semi-smooth. Each beet varies in texture and shape depending on growing conditions. Underneath the surface, the flesh is a deep crimson and is dense, aqueous, and crunchy. When cooked beetroots develop a tender, soft texture with a mildly sweet, earthy flavour.
It is important to note that Red beets will bleed a dark red hue when raw or cooked, and this liquid has the potential to stain surfaces and skin.