If you haven’t tried out arugula yet, it is high time for you to do so. This green, leafy vegetable may look like a member of the lettuce family, but it is actually more similar in characteristic to cauliflower and broccoli.
The are several varieties of arugula, including the tiny micro arugula which looks like bean sprouts. There is also the baby arugula, the regular arugula and the wild arugula.
Vitamins A, C, folic acid, manganese, calcium, magnesium, zinc, iron and riboflavin are the health benefits that you will enjoy with arugula. It also contains phytonutrients which help prevent the risks of certain cancers. In addition, the vitamin A content of arugula helps fight cataracts.
Arugula exudes maximum flavor when combined with other greens in a healthy and tasty salad dish. The micro arugula variant can be used as an herb and the regular arugula can be used as a main ingredient in soups and stews.