A member of the Mustard family, Arugula is a leafy green that packs a peppery punch! Similar to Watercress in flavor, Arugula has edible, aromatic
leaves and a spicier flavor than most greens. Often eaten raw in salads, Arugula also tastes great when cooked. If you're adding it to a pizza, pasta, or pesto, make sure to add it last or just after the meal is done cooking to prevent the leaves from withering.
Native to the Mediterranean, Arugula has been used for its culinary
value since Ancient Romans used it in salads, oils and as an aphrodisiac. Highly rich in Vitamins C and A as well as Potassium, Arugula is similar in shape to spinach and contains very little calories. Harvest the leaves while they're young for a more mild flavor, picking from the outside of the plant first. Over harvesting will kill this hardy little edible but it self seeds and renews its leaves very quickly.
Arugula prefers moist but not wet soil and is very low maintenance. Easily sown and grown in your garden or in a container or pot
for indoor or patio gardens, Arugula is a delicious and nutritious edible that will spice up your recipes all year long!