Rhubarb

Rhubarb
Rhubarb

Though this red stalk looks like a cross between celery and Swiss chard, it's actually classified as a fruit. Regardless of categorization, rhubarb makes an excellent addition to any diet. The long, thin fruit is highly nutritious, containing vitamin K, calcium, the pigment lutein, and a wide range of powerful antioxidants. Unlike many plant foods, rhubarb’s nutritional benefits increase with a bit of cooking, so steam or roast until tender before adding it to your NutriBlast.

Selection Process

Look for long, thin stalks that are of deep pink or red color. The larger and greener the stalk, the more tart the taste of the fruit and the less tender the texture. Refrigerate the stalks in an airtight plastic bag or cloth sack and prepare quickly; they generally do not last more than 3-5 days.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 stalk (51.0 g)

Amount Per Serving

Calories: 10.7

% Daily Value*

Total fat 0.1g 0.2%

Saturated Fat 0.0g 0.1%

Cholesterol 0.0mg 0.0%

Sodium 2.0mg 0.0%

Total Carbs 2.3g 0.8%

Dietary Fiber 0.9g 3.7%

Sugars 0.6g

Alcohol 0.0g

Protein 0.5g

Vitamin A 1.0% Vitamin C 6.8%
Calcium 4.4% Iron 0.6%
Vitamin D 0.0% Vitamin E 0.5%
Vitamin K 18.7% Thiamin 0.7%
Riboflavin 0.9% Niacin 0.8%
Vitamin B-6 0.6% Folate 0.9%
Vitamin B-12 0.0% Panto. acid 0.4%
Phosphorus 0.7% Magnesium 1.5%
Zinc 0.3% Selenium 0.8%
Copper 0.5% Manganese 5.0%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.