Spring Ahead with Rhubarb and Not Just Oats
April 14, 2019
By the time spring rolls around, we’re all ready to refresh and rejuvenate. So let’s do this! Hit the restart button with your homemade desserts by adding one sure sign of spring – rhubarb. Rhubarb is easy to grow, but needs cool weather to thrive. It can be grown year round in an ideal environment like a greenhouse. Did you know it is a perennial vegetable? This may be a surprise, because we typically use it like a fruit in jams, muffins, pies and cakes. Fun food fact – in 1947 a New York court ruled that since rhubarb generally is used as a fruit, therefore, rhubarb can be legally considered one!
Rhubarb and Health
Jane Dummer, Registered Dietitian loves introducing this spring favourite to a number of recipes: “Rhubarb is nutritious, low cost and versatile. It is rich in lutein, an antioxidant that is important for eye, skin and immune health. It contains potassium, vitamin K and calcium – all important in heart and bone health. Rhubarb’s red colour comes from lycopene, another antioxidant that promotes immune health. And remember only the stalks are edible, the rhubarb leaves are poisonous!”
Rhubarb and Not Just Oats Recipes
Here at Rogers Foods, we have been using rhubarb in recipes for years. And we know from our recent community check-in, you love our Not Just Oat Blends because of their added nutrition of fibre, protein, vitamins and minerals, plus the versatility of using them in your recipes.
Let’s check out some of our favourite ways to enjoy bright, fresh rhubarb along Rogers Foods 100% Canadian Grown Porridge Oats & Healthy Grains!
- The April Recipe Feature is new and it’s a scrumptious rhubarb, raspberry and apple compote crumble cake made with Porridge Oats & Healthy Grains created @TheKitchenSinkBlog. Our Rogers community adores this beautiful recipe.
- Let’s not forget two other much-loved recipes with rhubarb: The delicious anytime Rhubarb Apple Crisp and how about swamping the Rogers Foods 100% Canadian Grown Large Flake Oats for our Porridge Oats & Healthy Grains in the yummy, on-the-go Rhubarb Strawberry Bars?
Let us know your favourite spring recipes using Rhubarb
and Rogers Foods Not Just Oats!
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