Dr Libby on rhubarb
Rhubarb is an amazing, unusual plant with a taste that can be quite polarising. The beautiful colour is a result of anthocyanin’s, which act as potent antioxidants. The colour varies according to both variety and production technique.
Rhubarb is a good source of lutein, a compound that has many health benefits. Including foods that are a rich source of lutein in your diet is a healthy way to take care of your skin and eyes. Another notable vitamin in rhubarb is vitamin K, best known for its role in healthy blood clotting.
Rhubarb is particularly delicious in crumbles such as this pear crumble. It’s simple, quick, delicious and free of refined sugar. It’s also a great recipe for people who are gluten-free as it doesn’t contain oats. The scrumptious crumble is instead made up of a nourishing mix of coconut, seeds and dates — it even makes a nutritious and tasty breakfast idea.