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Rhubarb facts and general information about rhubarb.

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Rhubarb is Available:

In springtime April-May

How Does Rhubarb Grow:

Rhubarb grows on a plant. It is a perennial which means it keeps growing year after year.

What to Look for When Buying Rhubarb:

Rhubarb plants look like deep red celery. They should be thick and crisp with a deep red color.

Rhubarb Storage Tips:

Store in plastic bags in the fridge.

How to Cook with Rhubarb:

Rhubarb is cooked with sugar because of its tart acidic taste. It is used in pies, jams, and fruit desserts. 

Rhubarb Nutrition Facts:

Rhubarb has potassium and a small amount of Vitamin C.

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Rhubarb Recipes: 

Strawberry Rhubarb Pie

2 Cups sugar
2/3 Cup flour
3 Cups 1/2 -inch pieces rhubarb
3 Cups sliced strawberries
Prepared pie crust
1 Tablespoon butter or stick margarine, if desired
In mixing bowl, add sugar and flour. Add rhubarb and stir together. Prepare pie crust in pie plate. Pour rhubarb mixture into pie crust. Top with butter. Cover with top crust and add slits. Bake at 425 degrees for 50 minutes or until crust is golden and pie is bubbly.

Rhubarb Custard

submitted by a reader

Cook the rhubarb in water with sugar and make custard or pudding (From a packet) It is nice also with a pinch of salt.

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