Arugula, also known as "Salad Rocket", is a leafy green vegetable with a strong flavor. The origin of arugula is the Mediterranean, and is often found in dishes of that region. Arugula is identified by its succulent and peppery taste. A sweeter tasting arugula can be found in the young, tender leaves, but as the plant matures, the flavor evolves a spicier kick. Arugula is a versatile kitchen ingredient; it can be used as an herb or garnish to add attractive flavor to any dish, a leafy green to mix into your favorite salads, or a verdant vegetable to pile on your sandwiches. Arugula can deliver a gourmet twist to even the simplest dish.
Arugula has very few calories, but retains a whole lot of flavor, making it a beneficial green to add to your diet. Arugula contains a healthy source of Vitamins A, B complex, C, and K, while also being a good source of folic acid. Arugula is a natural antioxidant, and has a warming effect on the body. On top of being a healthy choice for your diet, Arugula is a cruciferous vegetable. Cruciferous vegetables are reputed to combat cancer-causing properties to the body through their unique phytochemical reactions. Our organic Arugula is a fantastic addition of color, flavor, and nutrition to any meal.