Rhubarb Compote

Rhubarb Compote

Even though rhubarb is generally considered a fruit, it is actually a vegetable. Only its thick, celery-like stalks are edible. Rhubarb is a good source of potassium, and supplies vitamins A, C, and calcium.

4 servings
Curing 12 h
Preparation 10 min

Cooking 20 min

45 calories per serving 


5 stalks rhubarb, cut into 1.5 cm pieces   500 g
2 tbsp sugar   26 g
2 tbsp water   30 mL

Before you start

This recipe calls for a minimum amount of sugar. Add more if you wish to compensate for rhubarb's intense tartness.


  1. Wash the stalks briefly. If necessary, the fibrous strings can be removed by pulling them as with celery. Cut them crosswise into approximately 1,5 cm pieces and place them in a bowl with the sugar. Chill for about 12 hours in the refrigerator.
  2. Transfer the rhubarb with all the juice into a saucepan. Pour in the water, cover, and cook over medium-low heat for about 20 min, with occasional stirring, until the rhubarb has softened completely.
  3. Let it cool down and serve it cold or at room temperature.


The compote can be kept up to 7 days in the refrigerator, or up to 3 months in the freezer.

Nutrition Facts Table

Nutrition Facts

per 1 serving (120g)


% DV*

* DV = Daily Value




0.2 g

0 %

Saturated 0.1 g
+ Trans 0 g

0 %


0 mg


4 mg

0 %


11 g

4 %


2 g

7 %


7 g


1 g

Vitamin A

2 %

Vitamin C

15 %


8 %


2 %

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Servings of Canada's Food Guide

1 serving of this recipe is equivalent to:

Vegetables and Fruit: serving
Grain Products: 0 serving
Milk and Alternatives: 0 serving
Meat and Alternatives: 0 serving

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Free :
Cholesterol, Fat, Saturated Fat, Trans Fat
Low :
Source of :
Calcium, Manganese, Potassium, Vitamin C
Excellent source of :
Vitamin K
Diet-related health claims :
Artery-healthy, Heart-healthy

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This recipe is in the following categories: Fruits | Desserts | Artery-healthy | Diabetes-friendly | Halal | Heart-healthy | Kosher | Low Cholesterol | Low Fat | Low Saturated Fat | Low Sodium | Vegan | Vegetarian

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