Radiant Rhubarb

Rhubarb is in season from May-July in New Jersey, and we wanted to highlight this radiant vegetable for you here on the blog!

Person holding their rhubarb harvest

How to Select Rhubarb

  • Look for crispy stalks
  • No scars, cuts, or visible decay
  • No wilty or blemished leaves

How to Store Rhubarb

  • Store it in the refrigerator, whole, wrapped in a plastic bag or plastic wrap for up to a week.

Eating Rhubarb

  • Rinse under cool water to wash, and pat dry with a paper towel.
  • Remove the leaves and discard them - do not eat them, as they are poisonous.
  • Rhubarb is tart, so it is often most enjoyable when paired with something sweet.
  • Pairs well with apple, caramel, cinnamon, cream, strawberry, lemon, raspberry, pork.

Nutrition Highlights of Rhubarb

  • Good source of Vitamins C and K.

Ever made anything with rhubarb? Leave a comment and let us know what you made!


  1. https://foodprint.org/real-food/rhubarb/
  2. https://extension.purdue.edu/foodlink/food.php?food=rhubarb

If you'd like help planning a healthy food routine that works for you and your family, schedule an appointment with a registered dietitian at our Collingswood, NJ location or online.

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