Wild rocket is especially popular in the Mediterranean area. This vegetable is known by many different names such as green rocket, eruca, arugula, roquette, Mediterranean rocket, Roman rocket, Italian cress, and many other names.
Wild rocket has a very strong taste with a hint of spicy-bitterness. It is mainly used in salads. Wild rocket, also known as arugula, is known to be highly nutritious and low in calories. The leaves are soft and curvy along the edges. Curios about wild rocket? Let’s check it out!
1. Wild rocket has already been known as an edible herb since the Roman times
The ancient Romans used to process wild rocket for culinary and medicinal purposes. While the leaves were eaten as vegetable, the seeds were also used to flavor oil. They believed that arugula has aphrodisiac properties.
In the Egyptian society, this vegetable is also known as Gargeer. It is very popular among the Egyptians, either to be consumed raw or processed. In addition to its cheap price, Gargeer is very easily found in markets in Egypt.
Nowadays, wild rocket is commonly used in salads, burgers, soups, or mixed with pasta. These vegetables are also sold in supermarkets. Its slightly bitter taste makes wild rocket suitable to be combined with sour sauce and cheese.
2. The health benefits of wild rocket
100 grams of raw wild rocket contains about 4 grams of carbohydrates, 2 grams of fiber, 3 grams of protein, 2 grams of sugar and 27 grams of sodium. It also contains about 25 calories.
Arugula contains various phytochemicals that can boost the immune system and actively fight and prevent cancer. High chlorophyll content is also believed to be useful in providing energy to the body.
In addition, wild rocket is also rich in carotenoids, which are antioxidants that can repel free radicals in the body. Unlike other green vegetables such as spinach, wild rocket has a very low oxalate content.
3. Put these vegetables into your diet !
High content of oxalate in a vegetable can interfere with the body’s ability to absorb calcium. However this is not the case with arugula as it contains low amount of oxalate. In short, arugula is one nutritious green leafy vegetables that can be included in the diet.
4. Amazing Farm incorporates the best quality wild rocket in its juice and salad products
Amazing Farm includes this vegetable in many salad and juice products. Tasty Yellow as an example, uses wild rocket as one of its base ingredients.
Green Salad with Thousand Island Dressing is a salad that is rich in flavor. Green Salad contains wild rocket that works to help prevent the risk of disability. Edamame contained in the salad is also good for health. Wild rocket are also rich in vitamin C. The unique flavor of wild rocket, combined with thousand island dressing, Green Salad quickly became our customer’s favorite!