Arugula is a peppery, distinctive-tasting green also known as rucola, salad rocket, and Italian cress. Arugula is a member of the Brassica, or Cruciferous, family, which includes Brussels sprouts, kale, cauliflower, and broccoli. This delicious green is nutrient-dense, high in fiber and phytochemicals. Arugula is low in sugar, calories, carbohydrates, and fat while high in calcium, potassium, folate, Vitamin C and Vitamin K. 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.

Arugula, Avocado, Fig ad Walnut Salad
1 cup (20 g) arugula
calories 5
fat .55 g
protein 0.516 g
calcium 3.2% DV
vitamin C 2.5% DV
vitamin K 27.7% DV
Sources: Medical News Today