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Arugula is a leafy plant belonging to the plant family of Brassicaceae. Arugula is a leaf vegetable related to broccoli, kale, and cabbage. Arugula leaves have a tart, bitter, and peppery taste, and the older the leaf vegetable gets, the stronger the bitter-peppery taste becomes.

Arugula is the perfect leafy vegetable to cook to use in steak, pork, and chicken dishes. Because of its pepper-bitter taste, it balances out perfectly when stewed. Stew down a healthy portion of Arugula using olive oil, pepper, and salt to create a bed of greens to place your favorite poultry on top. Easy and fast to prepare to complete or complement a meal.

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Arugula is also a good source of vitamin Avitamin C, and the dietary minerals calciummagnesium, and manganese.

Arugula is a versatile green that can be used in many recipes. It has a slightly bitter taste that pairs well with sweet and savory flavors. Here are some recipes that you can try:

  • Arugula Pesto: This is a great way to use up any leftover arugula. You can use it as a dip or spread it on sandwiches or pasta.
  • Arugula Salad: A simple salad with arugula, cherry tomatoes, and balsamic vinaigrette is always a good choice.
  • Arugula Pizza: Top your pizza with arugula and prosciutto for a delicious and healthy meal.
  • Arugula Pasta: Toss cooked pasta with arugula, garlic, olive oil, and Parmesan cheese for a quick and easy meal.
  • Arugula Soup: This soup is made with arugula, potatoes, onions, and chicken broth. It’s perfect for a cold day.

Arugula is a great addition to salads. Here are some ingredients that go well with arugula:

  • Berries (strawberries, raspberries, blueberries)
  • Pears
  • Oranges
  • Avocado
  • Fennel
  • Beets
  • Cucumbers
  • Tomatoes
  • Radicchio
  • Eggs
  • Pancetta
  • Prosciutto
  • Parmesan cheese
  • Feta cheese

You can also add nuts like almonds or walnuts and dressings like balsamic vinaigrette or lemon vinaigrette.

Of course, adding healthy fruits to your daily diet is wise. However, eating organic fruits is smarter. Why? No chemicals. Eating foods with minimal chemicals helps prevent early illness.

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