5 Things You Didn't Know About Rhubarb
Rhubarb: To some folks it’s a mystery, to others, it’s a welcomed spring goodie. Whether you’re a devoted fan or rhubarb neophyte, here are 5 fun facts.
The earliest records of rhubarb date back to China in 2700 B.C., where it was used for medicinal purposes.
Rhubarb is a member of the buckwheat family and botanically speaking, it's a vegetable, not a fruit.
1 pound of fresh rhubarb yields about 3 cups chopped or 2 cups cooked.
Rhubarb is also commonly referred to as a "pie plant" after one of its most popular applications...pie.
Americans are all about pairing tangy and tart rhubarb with sweet and juicy strawberries. In Britain they enjoy it with spicy ginger – yum!
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Dana Angelo White, MS, RD, ATC, is a registered dietitian, certified athletic trainer and owner of Dana White Nutrition, Inc., which specializes in culinary and sports nutrition. See Dana's full bio »