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Rhubarb: Natural Food

        Health | Natural Foods

Rhubarb is popular in pies.
Rhubarb is popular in pies.
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Nutritional Information:

Good source of calcium, fiber and vitamin C.

What to Look For:

Select stems that are long, thin and fully colored red.

Easy Storage and Preparation:

Can be refrigerated for a few days. If the stalks are thick, peel with a vegetable peeler to remove the fibrous strings. The leaves are poisonous.

Best Uses:

Rhubarb must be cooked. Use it in fruit soups, compotes, crisps, jams and pies. Good with rich meats such as lamb.


NOTE: An excellent source contains more than 20 percent of the Daily Value for that nutrient. A good source contains between 10 and 19 percent of the Daily Value.

Source: Copyright © 2000 by Ellen Haas.

From the book "Great Adventures in Food" By Ellen Haas.

Used with permission of St. Martin's Press, LLC.