It takes your abuse with nary a complaint. You want it’s juice? Just squeeze. The beet will offer you little resistance. People tend to have a love/hate relationship with beets. As for me, my love for them has never wavered. Sure, they’ll stain your hands, your lips, your countertop, your kitchen towel and possibly your dog, should he get ahold of them. Still, in my world, they’re pretty amazing.