Rhubarb may be consumed raw and also in cooked form. There are various preparations of rhubarb such as rhubarb sauce, rhubarb pie, rhubarb cake and the calorie content in each of these preparations is different from the other.
One cup of diced raw rhubarb contains 25.6 calories out of which 2.2 calories come from fat. The total fat content in an equal quantity of raw diced rhubarb is 0.24 G which consists of 0.065 grams of saturated fat content, 0.12 gram of polyunsaturated fat content and 0.048 gram of monounsaturated fat content. The total carbohydrate content in it is 5.5 gram and total protein content is 1.1 gram. The sodium and potassium content in an equal quantity of raw rhubarb is 4.9 mg and 351.4 mg respectively.
The calorie content in cooked rhubarb is different from that in its raw form. One cup of cooked unsweetened rhubarb contains 50.4 calories out of which 4.3 calories are obtained from fat. The total fat content in an equal quantity of similarly cooked rhubarb is 0.48 gram consisting of 0.13 gram saturated fat content, 0.24 gram polyunsaturated fat and 0.094 gram monounsaturated fat content. It has a total carbohydrate content of 10.9 gram and protein content of 2.2 gram.
The number of calories in cooked rhubarb varies based on its method of preparation. For instance 100 grams of stewed sugar sweetened rhubarb contains around 50 calories. The total fat content in an equal quantity of similarly prepared rhubarb is 0.1 gram, total carbohydrate content in it is 11.6 gram, total protein content is 0.8 gram and sodium content is 59 mg.
Rhubarb sauce is also quite popular and is used to enhance the taste of various food items. Each serving of rhubarb sauce contains 73.1 calories. The total fat content in it is 0.1 gram, carbohydrate content is 18.5 gram and protein content is 0.4 gram.