Arugula

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Step aside kale, this leafy green contains just as many health benefits and adds a flavorful peppery kick.

Also known as rocket or rucola, arugula is classified as a cruciferous vegetable. Like all plants in the brassica family, arugula contains indole-3-carbinol, and sulfur compounds, which have been shown to help protect against some types of cancers. Learn more about brassica vegetables and how they help to lower the risk of cancer here.

Arugula is also rich in beta-carotene and chlorophyll. Beta-carotene is an antioxidant that protects the body from free radicals that could potentially lead to chronic illness.

Chef Tips

Although arugula has a dominating presence in Italian cooking, it has become a popular ingredient throughout the world. People love arugula’s distinct flavor, spicy bite, and how it adds a great punch to any dish.

Try our Arugula & Avocado Breakfast Sandwich, which will get your day off to a delicious start without weighing you down. Or add it into your lunch routine with our Arugula & Jicama Salad since jicama is in season through late spring!

If you’re looking for something a little more filling, our Artichoke, Arugula & Olive Pizza makes for a lovely supper paired with a green salad.

Registered Dietitian Approved

There are many misconceptions about nutrition and cancer in widespread media. By using current scientific literature, plus recommendations of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, the American Institute for Cancer Research, the National Cancer Institute, and the American Cancer Society, our Registered Dietitian, Kate Ueland, MS, RD, and our team of editors work to help our readers discern truth from myth.

The statements on this blog are not intended to diagnose, treat, or cure any disease. Always consult your physician or registered dietitian for specific medical advice.


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