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All about Rhubarb

All about Rhubarb

Have you tried rhubarb? Well, I’m here to tell you all you ever needed (or wanted) to know about rhubarb!

Rhubarb is one of the first “spring” crops – a “fruit” before other fruits arrive. It has a tart tang and can be tamed by almost anything sweet. It is much like lemon and enhances the flavors of other goods. Rhubarb is most commonly paired with strawberries and the most beloved preparation is the strawberry-rhubarb cobbler. In fact, rhubarb is commonly known as “pie plant.”

Rhubarb has long been used in natural medicine for its diuretic and anti-inflammatory properties. It’s also low in calories yet high in calcium and potassium, plus plenty of vitamins, mineral, fiber, folate, and iron.  It’s related to celery and actually a vegetable, even though it is used as fruit in recipes.  It is easy to grow and is a cold-hardy perennial. The stalks are edible, but the leaves and roots are not. Rhubarb can be found from late winter to early spring with a peak season from April to June.

Rhubarb is most commonly paired with strawberries and the most beloved preparation is the strawberry-rhubarb cobbler. In fact, rhubarb is commonly known as “pie plant.”

If you haven’t tried rhubarb before, let me encourage you to do so. Stay tuned for a Strawberry-Rhubarb Cobbler recipe!

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