Arugula (Eruca sativa) is an edible leafy green plant full of nutrients. It is also known as garden rocket, eruca, rucola, roquette and colewort.
In most countries arugula is used in salads mainly. However in Italy, it is also added to pizzas or when cooked it’s used to make a pasta dish called cavatiéddi. A liquer called rucolino is made from it in Ischia (Italy). In Slovenia you can find it in a soup. In some parts of Asia and India an oil (used for pickling, in salads or for cooking) is made from arugula seeds.
- High level of folic acids
- Source of potassium, iron, calcium, manganese
- Great source of antioxidants (vitamins C, A, K)
- Boosts immune system
- Source of carotenoids (good for your eyes)
- Good for healthy bones
Rucola has low levels of oxalates (unlike spinach). This means that minerals from the plant are easier absorbed by your body.
Store in the fridge.
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