Arugula is a flavor-packed superleaf that's big on health and even bigger on taste.
Arugula is a member of the cruciferous vegetable family, containing powerful antioxidants that can decrease inflammation and lower the risk of certain chronic diseases. At only four calories per cup, the flavorful green contains an arsenal of nutrients such as vitamin A, vitamin K, and vitamin C, and others that are essential for maintaining good health. Scoring a respectable 604 on the Aggregate Nutritional Density Index (ANDI), arugula is in the top 10 most nutritionally dense foods on the planet along with other superfoods including watercress, kale, mustard greens, and spinach. Want to learn more about nutrition information? Head here.
Now, while the health benefits are important, what about its flavor profile? Though it may be a little nutty, you don’t have to drench it in bleu cheese and bacon to coax some flavor out of it (we’re looking at you, iceberg). It’s perfect for complimenting milder greens like Bibb and Boston in a big, heart healthy salad. It also makes a mean pesto and, more importantly, is a rumored aphrodisiac. Sound good? We think so. For other recipes and cooking tips, visit us here.
Nowadays, arugula’s popularity in the food industry has skyrocketed along with its reputation among modern foodies, with good reason. Look for it in your grocery store or produce stand, throw it in a salad or on a sandwich, and thank us later.