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.

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Our recipes, articles, and videos are reviewed by our oncology-trained dietitians to ensure that each is backed with scientific evidence and follows the guidelines set by the Oncology Nutrition for Clinical Practice, 2nd Ed., published by the Oncology Nutrition Dietetic Practice Group, a professional interest group of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, and the American Institute for Cancer Research and the American Cancer Society

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Reviews & Comments

Sumit Kumar
Rated 0 out of 5
July 7, 2020

Thanks for sharing the useful information. Arugula is known by many different names like salad rocket, colewort, and Italian cress, etc. Derived from the Mediterranean region, arugula is a green-leafy vegetable from the cruciferous family. This amazingly healthy & nutritious vegetable has a pepper-like taste, similar to that of romaine lettuce.


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