September 26, 2015 4:09 pm 5 Comments
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!apricots, currants, dates, dried fruit, figs, infinity, mixed dried fruit, muesli, organic dried fruit, prunes, pumpkin seeds, raisins, rhubarb pieces, sultanas, sunflower seeds
This post was written by Yzanne