Can I Eat Green Rhubarb?

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Q: Is green rhubarb OK to use in a strawberry-rhubarb pie?

Sent by Kathy

Editor: You sure can. Green rhubarb is just a variety, and the color doesn’t have any impact on the level of sweetness. Hothouse rhubarb, grown in greenhouses when rhubarb isn’t in season, tends to be pinky red (and with some varieties, a deep shade of pink). While the pinker varieties do make for a prettier pie, a sign of good rhubarb is crisp stalks that are firm and unblemished. Just remember that you should never eat the leaves of rhubarb — they’re poisonous!