Vegetables – Rhubarb -
Vegetables – Rhubarb
Botanically, rhubarb is a vegetable (it's related to sorrel and dock) but its thick, fleshy stalks are treated as a fruit, despite their tart flavour.
Everyone knows if you eat rhubarb you need to add a little sugar, but there is another way to sweeten the deal.
Rhubarb is one of the highest calcium containing vegetables; however, calcium absorption may be inhibited by the presence of oxalic acid which is also found in rhubarb. Cooking can reduce the effect of oxalic acid.
Rhubarb is a good source of vitamin C and contains dietary fibre and potassium at significant levels