Arugula, also called rocket, roquette, rugula and rucola, is a member of the Cruciferous family of vegetables.
With it’s peppery mustard flavor, arugula is rich in cancer-fighting nutrients including sulforaphane, and is also an excellent source of vitamins A and C.
Arugula is sold in small bunches with roots attached and also avaialble from Earthbound Farm pre-washed in salad bags. It makes a spicy addition to salads, soups and sautéed vegetable dishes.
Estimated Glycemic Load=0
Antioxidant Score (ORAC)=1,904
Selecting and Storing Arugula
The leaves should be bright green and fresh looking. Arugula is very perishable and should be tightly wrapped in a plastic bag and refrigerated for no more than 2 days.