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Spring Vegetables and Fruits: Rhubarb
Photo: Randy Mayor

Rhubarb

Although technically a vegetable, rhubarb is often used as a fruit and is a good source of vitamin C, potassium, and manganese. Rhubarb stalks (the only part of the plant that should be eaten) are very tart but when sweetened, give rich flavor and texture to sauces and pies. Rhubarb can also be blanched, diced, and added to salsas and salads. Rhubarb is available in some locations year-round, however, field-grown varieties are harvested from April through July.

View Recipe: Raspberry-Rhubarb Pie

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