Beets

Canned Beets Grades and Standards

Grades of Canned Beets

  1. U.S. Grade A or U.S. Fancy is the quality of canned beets that possess similar varietal characteristics; possess a normal flavor and odor; possess a good color; are practically free from defects; are tender; and possess such uniformity of size and shape as to score not less than 85 points when scored in accordance with the scoring system outlined in this subpart.

Beets for Processing Grades and Standards

Grades of Beets for Processing

  1. U.S. No. 1 consists of beets of similar varietal characteristics, which are firm, tender, fairly well formed; free from soft rot, cull material, and free from damage caused by growth cracks, internal discoloration, white zoning, rodents, freezing, dry rot, other disease, insects, mechanical or other means. (See §51.4099 and §51.4100.)
a. Unless otherwise specified, beets shall be not less than 1 inch in diameter.

Beets Grades and Standards

Grades of Beets

  1. U.S. No. 1 consists of beets of similar varietal characteristics the roots of which are well trimmed, firm, fairly smooth, fairly well shaped, fairly clean and free from soft rot and free from damage caused by cuts, freezing, growth cracks, disease, rodents or insects, or mechanical or other means.