Farm Fresh Rhubarb
Top 5 Rhubarb Facts You’ll Be Surprised To Know:
1. According to Food Network, 1 pound of fresh Rhubarb yields about 3 cups chopped or 2 cups cooked.
This is a great tip to remember in the store when you’re purchasing rhubarb for a recipe.
2. Rhubarb was used as a medicine/healing ointment in earlier centuries.
A native plant of China, rhubarb was grown and traded for medicinal purposes as early as the 16th century. According to aHistory of Fruit, rhubarb gained popularity as a food and vegetable source by the 19th century.
3. The redder the stalk, the sweeter the taste.
Savor the Rhubarb points out that green rhubarb can also be eaten, and is just a different variety. All rhubarb is quite bitter in taste and therefore a great substitute for cranberries.
4. The leaves attached to the Rhubarb stalk are poisonous.
Daily Random Facts tells us that no matter how enticing, green, and crisp those leaves look, you should always discard that part of the plant.
5. Though not often used today, the word ‘rhubarb’ can also mean ‘a heated argument or dispute,’ according to Merriam Webster.
But don’t get into a rhubarb about dinner, enjoy these top recipes that incorporate rhubarb in your diet in the most tasty ways imaginable, sure to create harmony in any kitchen.