You can find a bag of pre-washed arugula in most supermarkets these days, as well as heaped into large baskets at the farmers market. Arugula is an easy to grow salad green, making it a good home garden and window box garden choice. Its peppery taste adds extra oomph to everything from salads to soup.
Where is arugula found in the grocery store?
You should see arugula in the produce area of the grocery store. Most likely, you'll find it in a plastic bag or clamshell container around the spring mix and spinach. Check around any special displays, too. You could spot local arugula in a featured section of the produce aisle.
What is another name for arugula?
arugula, (subspecies Eruca vesicaria sativa), also called roquette, salad rocket, garden rocket, or rugula, annual herb of the mustard family (Brassicaceae), grown for its pungent edible leaves.
Why is arugula so nasty?
There are a few reasons why you might feel that arugula tastes like dirt. One might be that you simply haven't eaten arugula when it's at its best, which is within a few days of being harvested. What is this? The other reason is that you're just genetically predisposed to not enjoy arugula's flavor profile.
Does arugula have a bitter taste?
It's the harshest plant. Arugula wants you to feel like a sad, miserable herbivore when you're eating it. It has no give, no flavor. Actually it does have a flavor: bitter!
Is arugula better for you than lettuce?
Arugula is a great source of Vitamin C and it has 275% more Vitamin C than romaine lettuce - romaine lettuce has 4mg of Vitamin C per 100 grams and arugula has 15mg of Vitamin C.
Is spinach or rocket Better for You?
Baby spinach has about twice the iron, vitamin C and vitamin e of rocket, and over three times the healthy-eye carotenoids lutein and zeaxanthin, plus over four times the vitamin K and more potassium, beta-carotene and fibre.