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.

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About The Author

Kelley Herring, founder of Healing Gourmet, is a natural nutrition enthusiast with a background in biochemistry. Her passion is educating on how foods promote health and protect against disease and creating simple and delicious recipes for vibrant health and enjoyment.

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