Organic Rocket (Arugula) Lettuce - 125g
Arugula, also known as Eruca vesicaria, is a cruciferous vegetable, a cousin of broccoli, kale, and cabbage. The leaves have a peppery, spicy flavor that grows more bitter with age. You can also eat the seeds whole or pressed in an oil.
No matter the type you get, these greens pack a nutritious punch.
Why are they good for you?
Arugula is full of antioxidants -- compounds that can protect against or reverse damage to your cells.
Arugula also has glucosinolates. These natural substances, which gives arugula its bitter taste and strong scent, may protect you against certain cancers, including breast, prostate, lung, and colon cancers. Arugula may also fight inflammation. It has ample vitamin K, which is good for your bones and may help prevent osteoporosis.
- Reduced cancer risk
- Osteoporosis prevention
- Reduces the risk of developing type 2 diabetes
- Protective effects on the heart
According to the United States Department for Agriculture (USDA) nutrient database, a cup of arugula weighing about 20 grams (g) contains approximately 5 calories.
A cup of arugula also contains:
0.516 g of protein
0.132 g of fat
According to an adult’s daily nutritional goals, set out in the FDA’s daily values (DV), a cup of arugula will provide:
27.7% of vitamin K
3.2% of calcium
2.5% of vitamin C
Arugula also contains some iron, folate, magnesium, potassium, and provitamin A.
Note on Arugula: For years Monash had reported that arugula contained NO FODMAPs in lab testing. During a recent smartphone app update, the statement changed to “only trace amounts”. They still recommend to “eat freely and according to appetite”.
(source : https://www.fodmapeveryday.com )
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