Rhubarb Is Loaded with Nutrition
Rhubarb is loaded with nutrition. It is an excellent source of vitamin C which is an important mineral to help support a healthy immune system. Rhubarb is also a great source of fibre which helps to maintain a healthy gut. It is also great for lowering LDL cholesterol levels making in a good food for heart disease prevention. Interestingly, rhubarb is also a source of calcium.
Rhubarb resembles celery; however the stem is pink in colour. It is important to note that the leaves of the plant are quite toxic and shouldn’t be eaten. It is an unusual vegetable and is often thought of as a fruit. It is a very nutritious and versatile food and is great to add to your diet. Although it is quite tart, when cooked (especially with other fruits) its sweetness comes alive.
Nutrients Found in Rhubarb
As mentioned, rhubarb is an excellent source of Vitamin C, dietary fibre, and is a good source of calcium. 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.
Rhubarb with Goats Cheese Salad
- I rhubarb bunch
- 1/4 cup honey
- 1/2 cup walnut halves
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
- Coarse salt and ground pepper
- 4 bunches rocket
- 1 fennel bulb, cored and thinly sliced crosswise
- 1/2 cup fresh goat cheese, crumbled
- Preheat oven to 180 degrees celcius, Toss rhubarb with honey and roast on a lined baking tray. Place on the top rack of the oven until beginning to soften. This should take about 5 minutes. Let cool on baking sheet. On a separate and lined baking sheet, toast walnuts on lower rack until fragrant, 5 minutes. Once the walnuts have cooled, you can chop them.
- In a large bowl, whisk together oil and vinegar and season with salt and pepper. Add rocket and fennel and toss to combine. Top with rhubarb, walnuts, and goat cheese.
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