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It's National Strawberry-Rhubarb Pie Day

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Today is National Strawberry Rhubarb Pie Day. Strawberry and rhubarb are some of the first fruits of the summer, so do miss out on their sweet-tart combo before the season ends.

Here are some fun facts to help you recognize the day:
  • Rhubarb is actually a vegetable, not a fruit? That makes strawberry-rhubarb pie a rare pie combining fruits and vegetables.
  • Benjamin Franklin introduced rhubarb, nicknamed the “pie plant,” to the America.
  • Strawberry Rhubarb Pie was first made popular during the 1800's.
  • The rhubarb plant was originally from Asia, although it is very widespread in Ireland now.

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