The earliest records of Rhubarb date all the way back to 2700BC, in China. It was cultivated for its medicinal use, specifically its purgative qualities.

Rhubarb was first found in Europe in the mid to late 1700s.

Although the leaves of rhubarb are poisonous to humans, they can make a good organic insecticide.

Rhubarb is a very healthy vegetable, when it is eaten by itself of course! If you look at the USDA National Nutrient Database and search for rhubarb it will provide a table of rhubarb's nutritional information.



There are Rhubarb Festivals in many different parts of the world, they are very popular in Canada and the Northern US because of the abundance of rhubarb in these areas. Fun things such as pageants, crafts, and baking contests go on at a Rhubarb Festival!



Want to dye your hair? Yes, you can dye your hair with rhubarb! If you simmer rhubarb root in water and let it sit overnight it can create a golden hair color for anyone with blonde or light brown hair.  

My mom and grandma make the best rhubarb desserts! Oh wait, that's just my opinion!

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