Although used in world cuisine for decades, arugula has become a real hit in domestic nutrition in recent years.
This plant people also know by names rocket, rocket salad, rugula, rucoli, rucola, and colewort.
This extraordinarily healthy food can be found on markets from May to October and it is very important that you use it in your healthy diet.
It is about Mediterranean green plant from a family of broccoli, cabbage, kohlrabi, Savoy cabbage …
It has a medium bitter taste (that is different from the wild arugula).
A cultivated arugula is larger and doesn`t have a bitter taste.
It is rich in vitamin C, beta-carotene, and also B complex vitamins.
It consists predominantly of water and has a lot of carbohydrates and also proteins.
It contains active ingredients that have anticancer properties.
Those ingredients positively affect health and reduce the risk of many dangerous diseases.
This plant is particularly important in the prevention of breast cancer.
Arugula as a remedy
This plant has many medicinal properties.
Experts point out that this plant:
– Keeps the heart
– Reduces the risk of many diseases
– Contains substances that have anticancer properties
– It has a natural antibiotic
– Also, treats varicose veins
People also use this plant for the treatment of:
– Urolithiasis – kidney stone disease
– Chronic jaundice
In addition, it cleanses the blood, promotes liver disease and reduces the risk of breast cancer.
It is best to consume fresh, in salads, but also this plant keeps its medicinal properties during cooking.
Spring is the best time for arugula
You need to know that dark green leaf color indicates that it is freshly picked.
It is best to use it immediately after purchase, because it loses its nutrients, especially vitamin C.
Also, keep it in a refrigerator, in a sealed container, for a maximum of three days.
You can use it for you and your family and enjoy meals that you can prepare with this plant.