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RHUBARB FACTS

There are two basic types of rhubarb:

The older, traditional variety, with thicker, greener stalks, and the more intensely-colored, slender-stalked variety, sometimes called hothouse rhubarb.The deep red stalks certainly make for brighter, more attractive dishes, but the concentrated color indicates concentrated tartness, and the greener stalks have a nicely balanced, mellow flavor.

Choose firm crisp stalks, not too big, but not too skinny

WARNING the leaves of the rhubarb plant are poisonous.

Store  cut Rhubarb in the refrigerator in a  plastic bag and use within a week

How to use: Wash well, and use your favorite recipe.

it’s known for it’s tartness

Rhubarb stalks are highly nutritious, containing loads of calcium, manganese, vitamin C, vitamin K, fiber, and a whole host of antioxidants.

 

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