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Arugula

Arugula, also known as rocket or roquette, is a leafy green vegetable from the Brassicaceae family. It is native to the Mediterranean region and has a distinctive peppery taste often used in salads, pastas, and pizzas. This versatile green is highly nutritious and packed with antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals, making it a popular choice for health-conscious individuals. Arugula is commonly used as a fresh, raw ingredient in dishes, but it can also be cooked to give your meal an intense flavor. With its dark, thin, serrated leaves, arugula adds not only nutritional value but also an appealing visual element to a variety of recipes.
#74
IN FRESH VEGETABLES
25
CAL / 100G
$0.62
AVG / OZ
arugula
53%
CARBS
10%
FAT
37%
PROTEIN
Arugula FAQ
Arugula, also known as rocket, is a versatile ingredient when it comes to cooking. One of the most common questions when using arugula is how to balance its sharp, bitter, and peppery flavors. Many people go wrong when they use arugula in heavy dishes without any complementary ingredients to offset its strong taste. To maximize the flavor of arugula, pair it with sweet and salty ingredients like balsamic vinegar, pears, goat cheese, or prosciutto. Another tip is to use arugula in cooked dishes - when slightly wilted, arugula imparts a wonderful flavor to pasta dishes, risottos, or even on top of a homemade pizza. In raw preparations, consider lightly dressing arugula salads to let the natural flavor shine through without overpowering other ingredients.
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How do I balance the flavor of arugula?
Is arugula healthier raw or cooked?
Can you substitute spinach for arugula?
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Can you use arugula in a smoothie?
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Expiration & Storage Tips
When does arugula expire?
At room temperature, arugula will only last for a day before it starts to wilt and turn slimy. If it's stored in the fridge, it can last for 5-7 days. For the freshest taste, use it within 2 - 3 days of purchasing it. If you've bought pre-packaged arugula, aim to use it by the sell-by-date on the package, although it will often last a few additional days if properly stored in the refrigerator. If you decide to freeze arugula (usually as a puree or in an ice cube tray for use in smoothies or sauces), it can last up to 8 months.
How do you tell if arugula is bad?
Arugula has gone bad when the leaves become slimy or begin to emit a strong, unpleasant odor. The leaves may also turn a yellow or dark green color when they are no longer fresh. Another sign of spoiled arugula is if the leaves have become dry and shriveled.
Tips for storing arugula to extend shelf life
• Keep arugula refrigerated and avoid washing it until you’re ready to use it, as moisture can speed up the degradation process. • Store it in a sealed plastic bag with a paper towel to absorb any excess moisture. • For longer storage, consider freezing arugula. Clean and dry the leaves, then puree with a little olive oil, and store the mixture in ice cube trays or small containers in the freezer. • Revive slightly wilted arugula by standing it in a glass of water, just like flowers in a vase, then placing it in the fridge for a few hours.
EXPIRES WITHIN
6 - 12
DAYS
Health Info
Macros
0g
CARBS
0g
FAT
0g
PROTEIN
Allowed on these diets
VEGETARIAN
KETO
PALEO
WHOLE 30
MEDITERRANEAN
LOW CARB
VEGAN
LACTOSE FREE
GLUTEN FREE
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