Arugula Nutrition Info
Arugula, also known as Rocket belongs to the mustard family and has a distinctive peppery flavor. The young fresh leaves are pungent but pleasant.
Arugula Nutrition Information
Arugula leaves are the green salad leaves that are nutrient rich. This is because they contain the light-catching, energy-converting machinery of plants. Salad greens contain Vitamin A, Vitamin C, beta-carotene, folate, fiber, and phytonutrients. They also contain calcium and vitamin K making them a great bone health food. They are also a bitter herb making them an excellent food for liver health.
How to incorporate more arugula into your diet
Arugula is an important part of your diet, so it is important to try and incorporate it into your meals. Sometimes, however this can be tricky. Here are some tips:
- fresh in salads;
- incorporated into pastas, casseroles, and sauces just like other leafy greens;
- It can be sauteed and it tends to sauté faster than its tougher cousins kale and collard greens because of its tenderness. It lends more flavor to a dish than spinach or Swiss chard. Due to its peppery flavor, arugula is often mixed with other milder greens such as watercress and romain;
- In Italy, it is common to top pizza with arugula after baking. Arugula can be added to fresh salads, pastas, casseroles and sauces just like other leafy greens;
- Add a handful of fresh arugula to an omelet or scramble;
- Throw a handful of arugula and blend into a fresh juice or smoothie;
- Sauté arugula in a small amount of extra-virgin olive oil and season with freshly ground black pepper and freshly grated Parmesan cheese;
- Eat as a side dish or top your baked potato;
- Add arugula to your wrap, sandwich, or flatbread.
For a fuss free way of incorporating arugula into your diet, Marley Spoon sends tasty recipes and fresh ingredients directly to your door, making it easy to cook a delicious meal at home. We recommend Woolworths or Harris Farm to purchase your fresh arugula.