WARNING:

Never eat rhubarb leaves, cooked or raw.  Eating the leaves can be poisonous
because they contain oxalate. This toxin, plus another unknown toxin also found in
the leaves, has been reported to cause poisoning when large quantities of raw or
cooked leaves are ingested.


Sources:

Murray , Michael N.D.. The Encyclopedia Of Healing Foods.
New York: Atria Books, 2005.

Centers For Disease Control And Prevention-5 A Day.

National Agricultural Library-USDA. usda.gov.

Wikipedia The Free Encyclopedia


Even though rhubarb is
considered a vegetable, it is
most often treated as a fruit.  
Rhubarb provides a good source
of vitamin C, fiber, and calcium.  
It is usually eaten cooked, and
just like fresh cranberries,
rhubarb is almost unbearably tart
on its own.  It  needs the added
sweetness of sugar, honey, or
fruit juice to balance out the
acidity. Since rhubarb is primarily
used for pie, it is also referred to
by it's nickname the "pie plant".  
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