Science Saturday: How do beets beat ice?

February 23, 2021

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The Michigan Department of Transportation is required to test beet juice and other agriculture products as deicing options. Salt lowers the freezing/melting point of water so salt solutions or brines put on the roads as deicers break down the ice crystals in water. Beet juice is being used as an option for when salt is not effective.

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