National Strawberry – Rhubarb Pie Day

National Strawberry- Rhubarb Pie Day 

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Food Facts on Strawberry-Rhubarb Pie 

  • Strawberry and rhubarb are some of the first fruit of spring.
  • Rhubarb is not all good. In fact, its leaves are poisonous – Rhubarb recipes only require the roots, which give pies that lovable tangy taste.
  • Rhubarb is actually a vegetable, and has a tart flavor.
  • What makes this dessert classic unique its that it contains both a fruit and a vegetable.
  • Rhubarb pie became popular in the U.S. in the early 1800′s, with strawberry rhubarb pie ushering in the summer.