Only the stalks of the rhubarb plant can be safely eaten. The leaves are toxic and cannot (or should not) be eaten.
Select rhubarb that are firm and flat. The stalks should be a dark red color without any splits or discolored spots.
Remove leaves from the stalk of the rhubarb. Place stalks in a plastic bag in the refrigerator and store for up to two weeks.
Rhubarb has Vitamin C, which helps heal cuts and wounds. It also has calcium which helps build bones.
- Top chicken with a rhubarb chutney
- Use rhubarb to make jam
- Rhubarb can be used in many different desserts including pies, tarts, and muffins
- Make a sauce to top ice cream
- Add mashed rhubarb or rhubarb syrup to drinks
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