- Mo & Ray Strode, CC-BY
One of my all-time favorite springtime foods is rhubarb. I hated rhubarb pie when I was growing up and it wasn’t until I started buying random ingredients from the grocery store to take them home and see what I could with them that I started to appreciate the plant.
While rhubarb is botanically a vegetable, the United States Customs Courts ruled it to be a fruit in 1947. They decided that since it was most commonly used as a fruit, it should legally be a fruit. Take that, other fruits! Rhubarb is so awesome, a judge ruled that it was too sweet to be just a vegetable.