The internet is full of fabulous facts about everything from current events to the history basket weaving and rhubarb fun facts. As we research for our daily content on food trucks, food carts and street food, we stumble upon some items of knowledge that we just did not know.

We have decided when these fun facts pop up, that we would share them with our readers in our section titled “Did You Know?”

For today’s Did You Know we will look at Rhubarb Fun Facts.

Rhubarb Fun Facts. In culinary use, Rhubarb fresh raw leaf stalks are crisp (similar to celery) with a strong, tart taste. Most commonly, cooked with sugar and used in pies and other desserts.

  • Rhubarb is usually considered a vegetable. In the United States, however, a New York court decided in 1947 that, since it was used in the United States as a fruit, it counted as a fruit for the purposes of regulations and duties. A side effect was a reduction on imported rhubarb tariffs, as tariffs were higher for vegetables than fruits.
  • January 23rd is National Rhubarb Pie Day.
  • June 9th is National Strawberry-Rhubarb Pie Day.
  • 1 pound of fresh Rhubarb yields about 3 cups chopped or 2 cups cooked.
  • Rhubarb was grown in China and traded for medicinal purposes as early as the 16th century.
  • The redder the stalk, the sweeter the taste.
  • The leaves attached to the Rhubarb stalk are poisonous.
  • Rhubarb prefers to grow in a cool, damp climate, as it struggles in a dry or hot climates.

Rhubarb Fun Facts We May Have Missed

Let us know about any Rhubarb Fun Facts we missed in the comment section or our food truck forum. We’d love to add rhubarb facts and trivia to this list. If we can verify that the facts is just that, a fact, we will give the reader credit in the article.

Reference: Wikipedia facts about Rhubarb.

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