Rhubarb: The World’s Favorite Pie Plant

Rhubarb, eaten like a fruit in the US culinary culture, is botanically a vegetable. The crop – the stem of the plant – is extremely tart, however when it is cooked with sugar, it resembles stewed fruit. Rhubarb takes its name from the Latin rha barbarum. Rhubarb grew along the banks of the river Rha, the ancient…