Arugula

This delicious green is nutrient-dense, high in fiber and phytochemicals.

Arugula is a peppery, distinctive-tasting green also known as rucola, salad rocket, and Italian cress. Arugula is low in sugar, calories, carbohydrates, and fat while high in calcium, potassium, folate, Vitamin C and Vitamin K. Arugula is a member of the Brassica, or Cruciferous, family, which includes Brussels sprouts, kale, cauliflower, and broccoli. Arugula’s distinctive peppery crunch adds flair to salads and other cold dishes. Arugula can be used in addition to of in the place of most types of lettuce and herbs. It also boasts a distinctive leaf shape. Its flowers, seeds, and leaves are all edible. Cruciferous vegetables like arugula have been linked to lower incidence of cancer, bone health, heart health, and diabetes prevention.

Recipe: Arugula, Avocado, Fig and Walnut Salad

1 cup (20 g) arugula PROVIDES
calories 5
fat.55 g
0.516 g0.516 g
calcium 3.2% DV
vitamin C 2.5% DV
vitamin K 27.7% DV
Sources: Medical News Today