Rhubarb is Good For You! Here are 25 Ways to Enjoy It in Maine
The rhubarb in our yard is getting big and red, so I went looking for interesting ways to use it for flavor and Vitamin K.
Is Rhubarb Good With Anything Other Than Strawberries?
As a kid, my grandfather would show me his rhubarb plant, next to the shed on his property, and I'd feign interest. Then my Dad picked a stalk and had me try it. I was done at that point. Rhubarb is very tart and stringy, which I did not like as a kid. Then my Mom made strawberry-rhubarb pie and my attitude changed. Now, I love anything strawberry-rhubarb flavored. But when I found a jar of blueberry rhubarb jam last year, my world expanded. It's delicious with things other than strawberries. Who knew?
Well, a lot of people, apparently, because when I went looking for inventive rhubarb recipes on the internet, I found a lot. I picked my favorite 25 recipes and decided that others had to know about them too. I mean, rhubarb is extremely easy to grow, pick, and cook. Plus, it's good for you.
Is Rhubarb Good For You?
Remember that stringy, tough texture I mentioned earlier? That gives rhubarb substance which, in turn, makes it a great source of fiber. According to the website, Health Benefits of Rhubarb, it's also a great source of Vitamin K, which is important for blood clotting and bone health. You'll also find some calcium and Vitamin C in there.
Rhubarb is a Fruit, Right?
One interesting fact about rhubarb is that it's actually a vegetable. I always thought of it as a fruit, since it's almost always combined with fruits. But it's a vegetable that just benefits from the sweetness of fruits when they're combined. Okay, enough talking about rhubarb. Let's get to the food.