Produce Name : Rhubarb

Availability : All Round the Year

Rhubarb is a perennial plant that grows from thick short rhizomes. The large, somewhat triangular leaf blades are elevated on long, fleshy petioles. The flowers are small, greenish-white, and borne in large compound leafy inflorescences. Rhubarb is grown primarily for its fleshy petioles, commonly known as rhubarb sticks. Rhubarb is used as a strong laxative and for its astringent effect on the mucous membranes of the mouth and the nasal cavity.