Arugula (Eruca vesicaria), known also as rocket/rocquette, is a bitter & peppery salad leaf native to the Mediterranean. It is a member of the Brassica family (you may know their cousins; broccoli, Brussel sprouts & kale) & has many similar health benefits.
The tart taste of rocket is very important as it encourages the production of digestive enzymes, like bile, to break down fats, so eat your rocket salad before your main to optimise digestion. It has also found to reduce blood pressure & decrease the risk heart disease. Studies has also stated that it helps maintain good blood sugar levels. Rocket is considered to be one of the most nutrient dense foods around so get amongst it!

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