In this week lifestyle article, we decided to talk about one of our favorite vegetables, the rhubarb. We will tell you everything you need to know, especially how to cook rhubarb.
Before we start telling you how to cook this ingredient we first need to tell you what it is. Rhubarb looks, tastes and acts as a fruit, but is actually a vegetable. This characteristic gives you the best of both worlds when it comes to sweet and savory cooking. The distinctive tart flavor of rhubarb lends itself well to balancing desserts while it’s also ideal for stewing and preserving. Fresh rhubarb should have firm, crisp plump stalks and perky leaves with good color.
Rhubarb is a great vegetable but you must have some precautions before you try it for the first time. You should always cook the stalks before eating them, and you should always throw away the leaves. They are inedible, due to the presence of the Oxalic acid, a compound that can cause poisoning and several side effects. So, stay away from the leaves and always cook your rhubarb!
As we already said rhubarb is an incredible and versatile vegetable that can be used in many things. There are many ways to cook with it, from ice cream, tarts, cakes, compotes, just to name a few.
If you ever ask yourself how to cook rhubarb, you should ask what you can do with it. To answer that question we will share with you some of our favorite creations that you can find online.
Poaching is one of the best ways to cook rhubarb, using this method you can to elevate the natural flavor and sweetness of the Rhubarb.
Rhubarb Pie is by far one of our favorite ways to cook rhubarb. There are many recipes of rhubarb pie, but this is one of prettiest pies we ever saw.
Rhubarb ice cream is another delicious way to enjoy this extraordinary vegetable.
Now that you have seen some great ideas for cooking with rhubarb, lest see why you should eat it.
Rhubarb is a very good source of vitamin K, vitamin C, Calcium and potassium. Like other fruits and vegetables, it’s also high in fiber, providing similar amounts as oranges, apples or celery.
The prime season for rhubarb goes from April through June, although you can find rhubarb from as early as mid-spring and throughout the summer.
So, now that is rhubarb season and you know all these things about it, its time to jump straight to the kitchen, for cooking amazing rhubarb dishes. – Don’t forget to share you recipes with us!