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The rocket was known here before the war as the common cress. In recent years, it has triumphantly returned to the tables as arugula. This is what Italians call it, who cannot do without it. Check what nutritional values ​​arugula has, how to buy it and how to eat it.

Rocket: properties

Rocket salad resembles lettuce, but not leafy vegetables, but cruciferous vegetables, which is the same group as broccoli, kale and Brussels sprouts. It is also a rich source of anti-cancer glucosinolates, which give it a distinct flavor.

Arugula is a great source of calcium, iron and magnesium. Like all green-leafed vegetables, it is rich in folic acid, it also contains vitamin C and carotenoids, the most important of which - lutein and zeaxanthin, prevent cataracts and macular degeneration. Thanks to the abundance of sulfur amino acids, rocket is bactericidal.

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Rocket salad

Recipe for rocket salad with cheese

  • 1/2 packages of arugula
  • 20 grams of blue cheese, e.g. gorgonzola
  • a handful of cherry tomatoes
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 6 tablespoons olive oil
  • s alt
  • sugar

If it is unwashed, wash the rocket, drain it thoroughly. Slice the tomatoes. Mix the lemon juice with a large pinch of s alt and sugar until they dissolve. While stirring, pour in the olive oil. In a salad bowl, combine the rocket, cherry tomatoes and crushed cheese. Pour the vinaigrette over the salad.

Recipe for pesto and arugula ice cream

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Rocket: how to serve?

A rocket has a surprising taste - slightly spicy, spicy (the older it is, the spicier it is). That is why it is worth adding it whenever you need to spice up the taste. It is put on sandwiches, added to cheese spreads, eggs and mozzarella. The rocket is also suitable for hot dishes - pizza, pasta, sauces.

It is part of one of the variants of pesto sauce (replaces basil). The simplest dish with arugula is a salad.

Rukola: how to buy?

You can buy rocket salad in bunches or in a plastic box. It is worth paying attention to whether it is already washed. If not, rinse the leaves in cold water and drain them thoroughly (in a lettuce centrifuge or dry in a paper towel).

You can also grow rocket yourself from seeds - sow it in a pot and put it on the balcony.

How does arugula grow?

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The article was published in the monthly "Zdrowie"

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