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Rhubarb: Main Image

Buying Tips

Stalks should be crisp, like a good piece of celery. Avoid stalks that are thin, limp, or battered.


Although there are 20 varieties of rhubarb available, they are virtually indistinguishable in the marketplace. Rhubarb is sometimes called pieplant, because it is a favorite pie ingredient.

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