Is rhubarb a fruit or vegetable ?

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    Rhubarb is a perennial plant that grows from thick short rhizomes, comprising the genus Rheum. This genus is in the family Polygonaceae, along with dock, sorrel, knotweeds, knotgrasses and buckwheat. 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 actually a vegetable, but is often used in food as a fruit. In the United States until the 1940s it was considered a vegetable. It was reclassified as a fruit when US customs officials, baffled by the foreign food, decided it should be classified according to the way it was eaten.

  • 1 decade ago

    Technically a vegetable. A fruit has reproductve organs (seeds) where as a a vegetable is an organ that sustains the plant. And since a rhubarb doens't have seeds it is considered a vegetable.

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    5 years ago

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  • 6 years ago

    Rhubarb is a veggie, but sometimes acts like a fruit.

    That is because it is SO versatile - you can bake it in a pie, crumble, crisp, muffins, etc. AND you can add it to the dinner menu!

    IT is SO versatile.

    Here are helpful rhubarb facts: http://www.rhubarb-central.com/rhubarb-plant-facts...

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  • 4 years ago

    What Is Rhubarb

  • 1 decade ago

    i believe a rhubarb is a vegetable.. =)

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Mmm rhubarb and strawberry pie...delicious! Make sure you don't do anything with the leaves - they're very poisonous!

  • 1 decade ago

    Vegatable

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  • 4 years ago

    It will depend on the fruit or veggie associated with a comparison. If perhaps you compare a farreneheit to a carrot, the carrot is the better of the two nutritional. But once you compare an avocado to the carrot, then an avocado is better. Equally the apple and avocado, are fruits.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Vegetable cuz fruits have seeds.

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