Arugula with its aromatic, peppery flavour adds a wonderful dimension to a salad and to your sex life too. It is also known by other names such as salad rocket, garden rocket, roquette, rucola, rugula, or colewort. The scientific name of arugula is Eruca sativa.
”Arugula is an elixir that gives flavor to life.” – Dennis Lybeer
9 Arugula Health Benefits
- Cancer-fighting powerfood
Arugula is one of the brassica family vegetables along with broccoli, cauliflower and cabbage. These vegetables are high in fibre and antioxidants, and also rich in glucosinolates, studies show may reduce the risk of developing lung, prostate, breast, and pancreatic cancer.
- Rich in chlorophyll
Chlorophyll can help to prevent liver and DNA damage from aflatoxins . To get the most chlorophyll in arugula, it is best to eat it raw.