Arugula (Eruca vesicaria sativa) is a leafy green herb of the mustard family. Known also as rocket. Arugula derives a lot of nutritional value from its cruciferous family roots, such as antioxidant benefits from glucosinolates and detoxifying power from enzymes.
It’s an excellent source of fiber, vitamins A, C (to boost the immune system), and K (for bone strength), folate, calcium, iron, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium and manganese. Arugula also provides high levels of protein, thiamin, riboflavin, vitamin B6, zinc, copper, and pantothenic acid (vitamin B5) for raising good cholesterol levels and lowering the bad.
We like arugula for its spicy or zesty taste; a little citrus and a little peppery. You can use it when cooking as a topping or just eat it plain or as a dipper for a sauce or whatever sauce/juice is left on your plate.
Arugula is great on pizza, spaghetti and sandwiches or just as a side...forget the salad.
*Source ~ http://foodfacts.mercola.com/arugula.html