Rhubarb is classified as a vegetable, believed to have originated from Siberia a member of the Polygonaceae family.

Rhubarb has slender pale green and red stalks with large green leaves. When eaten raw, rhubarb has a distinctive taste and can be described as sour.



Health Benefits


  • Plentiful in fibre which is beneficial at reducing low-density lipid (bad) cholesterol levels in the body (particularly men) and used in Chinese medicine for soothing illnesses and regulating the digestive system. (1)


  • Provides good levels of vitamin K, which helps form clots within the body to speed up the healing process and essential for brain development. (2) (3)


  • Supplies good amounts of Vitamin C and A (particularly the red stalk type) which provides beneficial antioxidants that scavenge free radicals to support vision, skin and clear mucous as well as prevent the onset of cancer. (4)


  • Possess B-vitamins and in particular folate which aids in the body’s metabolic process as well as prevents neural defects occurring in new born babies. (5)


  • A great source for obtaining magnesium, manganese, iron and potassium which stimulate metabolic, neuron, muscle and immune functions in the body. (6)


  • Contains good levels of calcium which is beneficial in order to strengthen bones and prevent osteoporosis. (7)



Rhubarb Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 100 grams, raw

  Amt. Per 
% Daily 
Calories 21
Calories from Fat 2
Total Fat 0 g 0%
Saturated Fat 0 g 0%
Trans Fat 0 g 0%
Sodium 0 mg 0%
Total Carbohydrates 4 mg 0%
Dietary Fibre 5 g 2%
Sugar 1 g
Protein 1 g
Vitamin A 2% Vitamin C 13%
Calcium 9% Iron 1%

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie intake.





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