Arugula is a peppery, distinctive-tasting green that originated in the Mediterranean region. It’s also known as rucola, salad rocket, and Italian cress. One study cites arugula as being particularly high in cancer-fighting agents.
BENEFITS: This superfood is high in calcium, which is necessary for bone health; potassium, a mineral and an electrolyte that’s vital for heart and nerve function. High in folate, a B vitamin that is a must have for pregnant women; vitamins A, a powerful anti oxidant; vitamin C, that helps support the immune system; and vitamin K.
TASTE: strong, spicy, peppery flavor
BEST IN: Arugula is delicious raw, and it can be used as a healthy add-on topping for pizza, nachos, sandwiches, and wraps.
It can be served as a side salad with a drizzle of extra virgin olive oil, salt, & pepper.
Arugula’s leaf shape and taste also make it an interesting complement to citrus fruit and berry salads.
Arugula can be used as an alternative to basil to make hot or cold pesto.
HOW WE GROW THEM: Grown using organic seeds, & organic natural fertilizer. Watered using filtered, pH balanced water.