What is Arugula ?

What is Arugula ?

Also known as Rocket, Arugula can be used as a lettuce, and has a high vitamin C and potassium content.

It has been growing wild in the Mediterranean area since Roman times, and back then, was considered an aphrodisiac.

Before the 1990s Arugula was usually just collected in the wild. Besides the leaves, the flowers, young seed pods and mature seeds are all edible.

Today Arugula is cultivated in various places, especially Italy, but is available all around the world. It has also naturalized itself in other areas not as temperate, such as northern Europe and parts of North America.

Arugula Flavour

Arugula has a rich, peppery after taste, with a little bit of a bite to it, which is unusual for a lettuce. It can be used in any easy and simple salad recipe by itself, but is most often found in a Mesclun Mix or Spring Mix.

Arugula Uses

It can also be cooked as a vegetable, made into a soup or added in it's raw state to pasta salads or meat salads.

In Italy, rocket is even used in pizzas, added right after the baking so that it doesn't wilt.

Calories in Arugula

Recipes for Arugula Salads

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