Arugula is a great addition to any salad. This cruciferous vegetable has the flavor of pepper. Though lesser known as a salad green than more traditional lettuces, arugula has become increasingly popular in recent years. It adds a lot of flavor and texture to salads. Not to mention the fact that arugula contains a slew of important nutrients and offers numerous health benefits.
While arugula most typically is used as a salad green, it can also be used on sandwiches, wraps, and burgers to add some veggies. Arugula is great in an omelet and can be sauteed in olive oil and eaten as a side dish.
The following are some of the most important nutrients that arugula is noted for:
Vitamin A, Vitamin B, Vitamin C, Vitamin E, Vitamin K, Calcium, Fiber, Folate, Iron, Magnesium, Niacin, Phosphorus, Potassium, Chlorophyll,
One of the best health benefit offered by arugula is cancer-fighting properties. The cancer fighting properties of this salad green come from the fact that arugula contains a compound known as sulforaphane. Sulforaphane has been shown to fight against a wide variety of cancers including melanoma and cancers of the prostate and pancreas.