Top rhubarb facts
Published:  23 March, 2007

? Rhubarb is actually a vegetable. It is only known as a fruit due to its most common use in cookery

? Rhubarb is indigenous to Asia and has a long history within the use of traditional Chinese medicines

? In the UK, an area called the Rhubarb Triangle, encompassing Wakefield, Leeds and Morley, is infamous for its rhubarb production

? There are approximately 60 species of rhubarb

? Rhubarb is a popular constituent of GI diets. It is low in carbohydrate, high in vitamins and is also thought to speed metabolism and aid weight loss

? Rhubarb can be used to make wine as well as more common recipes such as tarts, crumbles and jams

? In former days, a common sweet for children was a tender stick of rhubarb dipped in sugar

Site Search


    Insights from the Bakery Market Report 2016

    You can now purchase the Bakery Market Report 2016, which offers insight into the retail bakery trade in the UK.