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About arugula

Known for its distinctive dirt flavor, arugula has been served in dishes since the time of the Ancient Romans, who used it as a potent aphrodisiac. In fact, love potions were made with arugula, and it was considered good luck! Since then, arugula seeds have been pressed to make taramira oil.

Arugula has a peppery, spicy, and slightly tart flavor. The leaves are tender with a crisp stem, much like raw spinach, and when cooked, arugula resembles the delicate texture of cooked spinach. The flavor of cooked arugula is more mellow than when raw, with a very light spicy bite. Once thought to be exotic, it adds a peppery dimension to salads, soups, pizza, and omelets.

Since it is so often used as part of spring salad mixes, you may be surprised to learn that arugula is actually a cabbage and mustard family member. It is a fantastic addition to make a peppery fresh pesto sauce. Replace half the basil in the pesto recipe with fresh arugula. The result will be a peppery, fresh alternative to the pesto you're familiar with. Serve with a spring salad with fresh arugula, and you'll have an amazing meal. You can also add arugula to salads; its peppery flavor pairs well with other strong flavors, like salty cheeses, tomatoes, carrots, and more. If you've never tried arugula on top of pizza, try adding it to your next pie!

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Another delightful and versatile option is using it in a homemade pesto. The sauce can be added to a variety of sandwiches, chicken dishes, and pasta. To make the sauce,  you'll need to gather four cups of arugula, one tablespoon of minced garlic, one cup of olive oil, three tablespoons of pine nuts, parmesan cheese, salt, and pepper.

It is important to wash and ring out your greens before making the sauce. Any extra water will thin out the sauce. Once you gather the ingredients, you need to chop the greens. You don't have to chop them finely. Then, put all of the ingredients in a blender and blend them to your desired consistency. 

You can buy arugula year-round. However, it peaks during the late spring and into the summer and fall.

Compared to lettuce, arugula provides eight times more calcium, five times more vitamin A, five times more vitamin C, five times more vitamin K, and four times more iron.

What are you waiting for? Add arugula to your cart, try some recipes, incorporate it into your meals, and you'll soon understand why this leafy green has enjoyed popularity and notoriety for centuries. Your taste buds and your body will thank you!
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