If you love arugula in your salads as much as I do and would love to have an endless supply of it, learn how to grow arugula in pots and in your backyard. Also, I’m sharing some of my favorite ways to use arugula – some easy and healthy arugula recipes!
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What Is Arugula
Arugula or rocket is a vegetable that has a fresh peppery flavor and is great in salads, on pizza and pasta. Arugula is also called garden rocket or rocket and comes from the Mediterranean region. It’s a staple vegetable in Italian and French cuisine.
Arugula Health Benefits
Apart from being incredibly tasty, arugula has amazing health benefits as part of the brassica family (the plant family of broccoli, cauliflower and cabbage). Here are some ways arugula can benefit your health according to Medical News Today:
- as a cruciferous vegetable it contains compounds that can reduce cancer risk
- consuming arugula regularly can help prevent osteoporosis due to its high content in calcium and vitamin K
- arugula might help prevent and fight diabetes thanks to its anti-diabetic properties
- arugula and other cruciferous vegetables can benefit your heart health and reduce atherosclerosis