Last week we spoke about the importance of eating seasonal produce and one of the first spring vegetables to come in season is Rhubarb. While it can be intimidating because most of us have no idea how to cook it, the nutritional value that it contains is well worth it and we are going to share some easy recipes with you this week that will have everyone in the family loving it!
Nutritional Benefits of Rhubarb
- Rhubarb is an excellent source of Vitamin C, which is important to help support a healthy immune system.
- It is high in dietary fiber which helps to maintain regularity within the digestive system.
- Rhubarb is a good source of calcium which is essential for strong bones and teeth.
- Rhubarb is low in sodium and saturated fat which makes it a very good food to help prevent heart related diseases.
- It is also high in Vitamin K, which can help prevent diabetes!
Healthy ways to Prepare Rhubarb
- Rhubarb is generally always cooked, however it has been eaten raw but is very bitter.
- To get the best nutrition from rhubarb, it is suggested that it be baked or stewed for a long period of time to enhance the sweetness.
- Rhubarb is great when used to make jams and spreads.