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Soil-Grown Arugula

Soil-Grown Arugula

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Arugula, also known as rocket, roquette, rugula, or colewort, is a leafy green vegetable popular in salads and as a garnish. Here are its key characteristics:

  1. Appearance: Arugula has small, elongated leaves with deep lobes, resembling a more open and less dense form of oak leaves. The leaves are typically bright green in color.

  2. Taste and Flavor: Arugula is known for its peppery, slightly bitter, and tangy flavor. This distinct taste is a bit stronger than that of many other salad greens, making it a flavorful addition to dishes.

  3. Culinary Uses: While most commonly used fresh in salads, arugula can also be used in cooked dishes. It can be added to pasta, pizza, sandwiches, and is often paired with fruits, nuts, and cheeses in various recipes. Arugula wilts quickly when heated, so it's often added at the end of the cooking process or used as a garnish.

  4. Nutritional Profile: Arugula is low in calories but high in certain vitamins and minerals, particularly vitamin K, vitamin C, and calcium. It's also a good source of dietary fiber.

  5. Growing Conditions: Arugula grows quickly and is often harvested when the leaves are young and tender. It prefers cooler weather and can become more bitter in taste when grown in hot conditions.

  6. Varieties: There are several varieties of arugula, some with more pronounced lobes and a spicier flavor, while others may have a milder taste.

  7. Historical Use: Arugula has been used as a culinary herb and vegetable since Roman times. It was also traditionally known for its medicinal properties.

Arugula's unique flavor profile makes it a versatile ingredient that adds a spicy, nutty accent to a wide range of dishes.

Nutrient Farm Vegetables are produced with the highest levels of farming stewardship.

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