The Original recipe of Rhubarb Iced Tea – boiled rhubarb simply wash and cut into three inch lengths and place in a heavy bottomed pot. Add about 1 cup of water for each stalk of rhubarb – bring to a boil. Reduce to a simmer, cover, and let cook, stirring occasionally (about one hour). Strain, and add sugar to taste while the infusion is still warm Refrigerate until cold. Make ice tea and freeze it in ice trays. Serve placing one ice cube of your ice tea at the bottom of the glass, add ice then your rhubarb infusion, garnish with mint and sliced strawberry. This way it is easier and looks like a sunset. Enjoy!
Rhubarb dates back to 2700 BC where it was grown and used in China for medicinal purposes. It is thought that it made its way to America in the late 1700’s and began growing in Maine and then spread into Massachusetts. Please do not use the leaves, only the stalks.
5 ways rhubarb will boost your Health
1. Rhubarb contains antioxidants like lycopene and anthocyanins, helping to fight off disease.
2. It apparently can help lower cholesterol, boosting your heart health.
3. Rhubarb stalks are a good source of fiber, benefiting your digestive health.
4. It contains vitamin K, an essential property that helps with blood clotting, protecting the bones and help fighting off liver and prostate cancer.
5. Rhubarb is also a good source of vitamin C (great for a healthy immune system), calcium, potassium and magnesium.
(Inspired by Martha Stewart Good Things).
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