Rhubarb is one of the strangest looking plants and is known belong to ‘Polygonacea’ family of plants. In most parts of the world, this is considered to be a vegetable however in America it is known to be a fruit.
Rhubarb stalks are tart and are often paired with sweet ingredients and used in pies and pastries. The roots and leaves are inedible owing to the high content of oxalic acid and possibly another unidentified toxin. Rhubarb varieties are mainly red but also come in pink and green stalks. The redder the stalk, the sweeter the rhubarb is. Below are the top benefits of Rhubarb.
Rhubarb contains vitamins, antioxidants, minerals, phytonutrients, polyphenols, and other such dietary fibers which impart amazing health benefits. However, it is to be noted that apart from providing health benefits, rhubarb also offers amazing beauty benefits for skin and hair.
Rhubarb is to a great degree low in fat and cholesterol, the vegetable has no risk to cardiovascular wellbeing, and it can really expand the levels of good cholesterol because of high amounts of dietary fiber, which is known to soak up any extra cholesterol present in veins as well as arteries. Moreover, high levels of cancer prevention agents in rhubarb guarantee that free radicals don’t bring about coronary illness and any other health issue.
Rhubarb is one of the least caloric vegetables available, and all things considered, it is regularly prescribed for individuals who are attempting to get in shape, yet need high amounts of nutrients in their diet. 100 grams of rhubarb contains just 21 calories, so don’t hesitate to stack up on the rhubarb without gaining in any extra calories of weight.
Rhubarb contains several strong anti-oxidants such as lycopene and anthocyanin which promote heart health, eye health and strengthens the body’s immune system.
Rhubarb has been used as a laxative to treat constipation, owing to certain chemicals that have cathartic and laxative properties. Rhubarb improves digestion, increases appetite and has also been used to treat intestinal parasites.
Rhubarb is an excellent source of vitamin C which is responsible for building collagen, a structural compound of body tissue needed for the repair and synthesis of blood vessel tissues and overall immunity.