The plant family. Arugula. Salad Rocket. Roquetta. Rucola. Call it by any name. It remains a unique, serrated leaf shape with signature peppery flavor. Botanically it’s called Eruca sativa and is a member of the Brassicaceae family.
The intelligence. Three and one half ounces of arugula gives a great deal of nutrition smarts. Arugula’s calcium richness, unusual for a vegetable, helps build bone and teeth health, muscular contraction, blood clotting and aids in increasing energy.
|Principle||Nutrient Value||Percentage of RDA|
|Total Fat||0.66 g||3%|
|Dietary Fiber||1.6 g||4%|
|Pantothenic acid||0.437 mg||8%|
|Vitamin C||15 mg||25%|
|Vitamin A||2373 IU||79%|
|Vitamin E||0.43 mg||3%|
|Vitamin K||108.6 µg||90%|
Aside from all that exciting data, arugula is very versatile in recipes, as a garnish to many entrees, salads and sides. Here is a fun recipe for you to try. Arugula along with a variety of other microgreens will make this pesto pop.