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Arugula (or “rocket” in British English) is a leafy green vegetable native to the Mediterranean region. It has a strong, peppery taste and is commonly eaten raw in salads. (Read more about arugula on Wikipedia.)

Arugula is a great source of calcium, vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin K, and folate. Like most greens, arugula is extremely low in calories (only 4 per half cup serving!), making it a highly nutritious addition to salads and sandwiches. (See more arugula nutrition facts at

Store unwashed arugula in a plastic bag in the vegetable drawer of your refrigerator. Use as quickly as possible for the best flavor!

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