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Arugula (fresh)

Arugula (fresh)

Arugula (fresh)

Arugula (fresh) - Nutritional values for 100 Gram :

50 kcal
Calories
2 g
Carbohydrates
2 g
Protein
0 g
Fat
Quantity
Portion

Arugula (fresh) - Nutrition table:

Calories, carbohydrates, protein, and fat can be viewed here in the calorie table and nutrition table.
 

Nutrient

Per 100 g

Calorific value

125 kJ

Energy

50 kcal

Carbohydrates

2 g

Protein

2 g

Fat

0 g

Macronutrient distribution:

The food Arugula (fresh) is composed of the following macronutrients.

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Arugula, also called rocket, is a healthy and versatile ingredient in the kitchen. Here are some benefits of arugula:


  • Arugula contains many vitamins and minerals, including vitamin C, vitamin K, vitamin A, folic acid, potassium and calcium.
  • Arugula contains flavonoids and carotenoids, which act as antioxidants and can protect cells from free radical damage.
  • Arugula has very few calories and is high in fiber, which can help increase feelings of fullness and thus reduce cravings for unhealthy snacks.
  • Arugula contains lutein and zeaxanthin, nutrients that are important for eye health and may protect against eye disease.
  • Arugula contains fiber, which can aid in digestion and prevent constipation.


What to know about arugula

Arugula belongs to the cruciferous family. It has a characteristic spicy, peppery flavor with a slightly bitter note. Arugula is available in many supermarkets and delis and can be purchased fresh or dried.


Arugula can be used in salads, sandwiches, pizza, pasta and other dishes. It is also suitable as a pesto or for flavoring soups and sauces.


Arugula is easy to grow and can be cultivated both outdoors and in a greenhouse. It prefers a sunny location and moist, well-drained soil. Arugula grows quickly and can be harvested after just a few weeks. It is also popular for growing in your own garden.


Frequently asked questions

What is the best way to store arugula?

Arugula should be eaten as fresh as possible, as prolonged storage can compromise its flavor and nutritional content.


Can you grow arugula in the garden?

Arugula prefers a full sun location, but can also thrive in partial shade. Arugula prefers a moist, well-drained soil. Make sure the soil is well drained to avoid waterlogging. Arugula can be planted in both spring and fall. In spring, arugula is pre-planted indoors and then placed outdoors as soon as there is no danger of frost. In the fall, it can be planted directly outdoors. It can be planted close together, but it is better to space the plants about 20 inches apart so they have enough room to grow. Arugula needs water regularly, especially when the plants are growing and flowering. Fertilize arugula every 3 weeks with a nitrogen-rich fertilizer. Arugula can be harvested just a few weeks after sowing. Harvest arugula by plucking off the outer leaves as soon as they are large enough.


What are the arugula varieties?

There are many varieties of arugula, varying in size, color and flavor. Here are some of the most common varieties: arugula selvatica (wild arugula): This variety has a stronger and more intense flavor than common arugula. It has larger and darker leaves with a slightly bitter taste and is good for salads and as a condiment. Arugula di Rughetta (Italian Arugula): This variety has a milder flavor than wild arugula and is most commonly used in Italian cooking. It has smaller and lighter leaves and is excellent for salads and as a pesto. Rucola di Rapa (Rapeseed Arugula): This variety has a strong, slightly bitter flavor. It has larger and longer leaves than common arugula and is often used in Italian cooking. Rucola di Senape (Mustard Rocket): This variety has a sharp, spicy flavor reminiscent of mustard. It has smaller and darker leaves and is great for soups and sauces. Arugula di Scorza (Shelled Arugula): This variety has a milder flavor than regular arugula and smaller, lighter leaves. It is excellent for salads and as a pesto.

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