What to do with Arugula

    Arugula nutrition facts

    Arugula, also known as salad or garden rocket, is one of the nutritious green-leafy vegetable of Mediterranean origin. It belongs within the Brassicaceae family similar to as mustard greens, cauliflower,kale…,etc., and has the scientific name: Eruca sativa.

    Salad rocket is a small, low growing annual herb featuring dandelion like succulent, elongated, lobular leaves with green-veins. However, its light green leaves appear identical to that of spinach without lobulation in younger plants. Additonally, young, tender leaves feature sweet flavor, and less peppery taste in contrast to strong, spicy flavor in case of mature greens.

    Salad rocket (arugula) is a quick growing, cool season crop. It prefers well-drained, fertile soil, and full sun?to flourish. In general, arugula grows to about 2-3 feet in height with creamy-white edible flowers. Its leaves can be ready to harvest within 40 days of sowing the seed.

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