After I made the strawberry rhubarb jam I decided to use it as the filling for this beautiful strawberry rhubarb tart! Nice surprise for a grain free mom!
The crust is somewhat like a cookie and the filling has that sweet tartness that makes it irresistible! Get the recipe for the Strawberry Rhubarb Jam here.
Rhubarb has many medicinal uses. For instance, it has been used for its balancing effect upon the digestive system. Rhubarb is one of the most widely used herbs in Chinese medicine. Rhubarb roots are harvested in the fall from plants that are at least six years old. The roots are then dried and used as an antiseptic, antispasmodic, antitumor, demulcent, diuretic, laxative, purgative, stomachic and tonic. (source)
Rhubarb is also rich in vitamin C, calcium, vitamin K and dietary fiber. When it is unsweetened it is very low in sugar.
Be sure to use only organic strawberries as the EWG has just placed them as #1 on the dirty dozen list! Strawberries are high in vitamins A, C and folate and the mineral potassium. There is also a very nice omega 3 to 6 ratio in strawberries.
Tip: Be sure to remove the sides of the tart pan before filling
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