Botanical Name: Eruca sativa
Common Names: Arugula, garden rocket, rocket, rughetta, rucola, ruchetta, rugola, eruca and rocketsalad
Description: Arugulas’ unique peppery flavor make it diverse in its use. Arugula can be enjoyed raw in salads, sandwiches, sauteed, as a pizza topping and made into a cordial similar to Lemoncello. It has a distinct flavor that adds subtle flavoring to any dish.
- Arugulas roots trace back to the Mediterranean area.
- Arugula can be substituted for basil in pesto recipes.
- The leaves, flowers and seed pods are all edible.
The following chart provides nutritional values for 1/2 cup (10 grams) of raw Arugula leaves provided by the USDA National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference, Release 22 (2009):
|Vitamin C||1.5 mg|