- Rhubarb is a cool weather plant, hence my having one.
- Early Americans referred to rhubarb as "Pie fruit", but of course, it isn't really a fruit, or even a vegetable. The part we eat is the stalk of the plant.
- It dates back to 2700 BC in China where it was grown for its medicinal properties.
- Traditionally, it is pared with strawberries or apples for sweetness, although paring it with ginger is also common and tasty.
- As early as the mid 1500's, it was much more expensive than cinnamon in France. By the mid 1600's, rhubarb was double the price of opium in England
- My husband doesn't like it. Go figure.