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Arugula, rocket, roquette or rocola are all the same thing. Little used 10 years ago, rocket - as it is most commonly known - is one of the most popular salad greens today. Its dark leaves have a peppery taste similar to watercress. Rocket has been in existence since Roman times and is extremely popular in Italian cooking. Rocket has small flat leaves with long stems.
Category: Vegetable
In Season: all year
To Buy:
Rocket is quite easy to find in most supermarkets and greengrocers. Leaves can be bought in bunches or collected loose. Baby rocket and wild rocket are also available. Look for fresh bright green leaves free of insect damage. Yellowing leaves are a sign of age.
To Store:
Store in plastic bags in the crisper section of the fridge. Wash before use. Remove any ties holding bunches together.
Tips & Tricks:
Wash leaves in a salad spinner to save time and damage to the delicate leaf. Grow your own rocket in pots in the garden - it's extremely hardy and easy to maintain.
Cooking Tips:
Rocket is delicious mixed with other salad greens to balance the hot flavour. A simple rocket and parmesan salad is easy to prepare. Wilt fresh rocket through pasta dishes or hot root vegetables to boost the flavour and the nutritional goodness.

Nutrition per 1 Cup:

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Benefits the Following Health Conditions:*

Cold and Flus
Eye Problems
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* This information is sourced by a qualified naturopath. It is non prescriptive and not intended as a cure for the condition. Recommended intake is not provided. It is no substitute for the advice and treatment of a professional practitioner.

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