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Interesting Facts About Rhubarb You Probably Didn't Know

Interesting Facts About Rhubarb You Probably Didn’t Know

19.3. 18:00

The eternal dispute of mankind, which does not agree on whether rhubarb is a fruit or a plant. Well, that’s just one of the mysteries of the rhubarb world. We will convince you that this plant is more interesting than you thought!

Fruits or vegetables?

This question is perhaps more complex than Shakespeare’s to be or not to be. Rhubarb actually belongs to the sorrel family (Polygonian), which also includes, for example, sorrel. However, in 1947, according to a court decision in New York, it was included among the fruits in the USA.

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Possibly behind this decision was the fact that the US government wanted to support local rhubarb growers, and therefore imposed higher duties on imported fruit. However, the rhubarb fruits had to be declared first.

Today we already know that rhubarb is a vegetable that is used to make cakes, just like some other vegetables. Admit it, a sweet rhubarb pie looks so much better than a sweet tomato pie!

The prettiest rhubarb is the one on the cake!

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The prettiest rhubarb is the one on the cake!

Watch out for the leaves!

Rhubarb is known for its poisonous leaves. They contain oxalic acid, which causes kidney stones. Therefore, only stems are consumed, even heat-treated stems. Eat 5 kilograms of leaves cause you death!

Watch out for its leaves, they are poisonous

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Watch out for its leaves, they are poisonous

The origin of the word will surprise you

In Old Latin, rhubarb was spoken Rio Barbarum, which literally means “barbarian root” or “foreign root”. This is because rhubarb is grown in the Himalayas. It is frost-resistant and was considered a medicinal herb there.

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It depends on the color

The color of the rhubarb stalk determines its flavour. The darker and redder the stem, the sweeter it tastes. People also use the red color of rhubarb to dye eggs and hair. Thanks to its fibers, some people use rhubarb for knitting.

Darker, sweeter.  This is rhubarb

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Darker, sweeter. This is rhubarb

More resistant than weeds

She is said to be crazy. This is because once you plant it, you won’t get rid of it. On the other hand, it is also a big plus, because it is completely non-requiring and you can get a really big crop of rhubarb. Rhubarb is frost-resistant, and if you want to get rid of it, you have to do something really drastic. Once it settles and settles, whether you mow it down or sear it, it probably won’t go away.

You will not get rid of it so easily, so think carefully about whether you want to grow it.

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You will not get rid of it so easily, so think carefully about whether you want to grow it.

If you are interested in an article on the rhubarb plant, you can read more information, including recipes or tips and advice for growing in our April issue. Záhradkár magazine.

April issue of Záhradkár magazine.

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April issue of Záhradkár magazine.

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