Sweet and chewy: dried rhubarb pieces

September 26, 2015 4:09 pm Published by 5 Comments

Dreid and sweetened rhubarb

Dark soft and deliciously sweet

We’ve just started stocking dried rhubarb pieces from Infinity. We sell these in small 250g packs and large 1kg bags. They’re sweetened with apple juice, to take off any tartness, and during the drying process they become a uniform dark brown colour.

We put them to the test at Naturally Good Food (and at home). They were very popular: sweet and chewy, they’re rather like eating entirely natural fruit chews. It’s not really till the end of a piece that the rhubarb taste comes in, which it does very pleasantly. These rhubarb pieces are great in baking, or for adding to trail mix or muesli – use them just as you might use dried cranberries in a recipe. They’re also perfect natural sweet snacks for children (mine loved them. I described them as ‘natural Haribos’ and they thought they were delicious), or adults!

Another good idea is to use them to naturally sweeten your morning porridge. Mix them with the oats and water/milk as you heat it, to give little nuggets of delight in amongst the porridge! If you’re tempted by this, think about adding some seeds to the porridge mix too, to add to the variety of texture and taste. How about some of our pumpkin or sunflower seeds?

Should you find yourself in need of any other ideas, I’d recommend the website www.rhubarb-central.com.

Rhubarb is high in dietary fibre and has a good amount of antioxidants, being rich in vitamin A, as well as vitamin K.

We stock many other forms of dried fruit too. We sell thousands of bags of raisins, currants and sultanas (and mixed together, in our dried mixed fruit bags), as well as apricots, dates, figs and prunes. More unusually, we also stock dried apples, pears, cranberries, banana chips, citrus fruit, glace cherries, papaya, pineapple, crystallised ginger, goji berries, mango, mulberries, peaches, angelica and blueberries!

Why not try rhubarb out in a mixture with some of these others? Click here to see our full selection.

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5 Comments

  • Zorica nordling says:

    Would like to buy your rhubarb fruit

  • Zorica nordling says:

    How to buy your rhubarb dry fruit

    • Yzanne says:

      Hi, I’m really sorry, but that’s an old blog – we’ve just been having a tidy-up of some of our blogs and a few of them seem to have become public unexpectedly. We stopped stocking rhubarb pieces some time ago – if you’d like us to try to get some for you, please contact us on orders@naturallygoodfood.co.uk. Thanks very much for your comment – and apologies again!

      Best wishes,

      Yzanne Mackay
      Writer and Editor
      Naturally Good Food

  • Mrs.J S McDiarmid says:

    Yes please. Rhubarb chips/dried are a fab snack. Nice and sharp but tasty. Would be delighted to buy them again.

    • Yzanne says:

      Hi – I’ve passed this message onto the operations director of NGF. We’re in the process of moving to a new website and until that is completed, we can’t add any new products. But the director is very interested to hear what our customers think should be on the new website when it launches. He’s put your suggestion on their ‘potential new products’ list. Fingers crossed!

      Best wishes,

      Yzanne Mackay
      Writer and Editor
      Naturally Good Food

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