This is a big, messy job. However, you do it once and it lasts the whole year through! You can either jar it and leave it in the fridge (space permitting) or you can freeze it and use as needed. If you don’t want to make chrain for a crowd, feel free to cut this recipe in half or fourths, or follow the Alternate Chrain recipe below. Beets are a colorful source of anthocyanins, the purple pigments which are also found in blueberries, red cabbage, red onions, eggplant etc. Anthocyanins are powerful antioxidants that may help protect against cancer, heart disease, arteriosclerosis, and some complications from diabetes. They also protect the brain.