Organic arugula seeds grow to produce a leafy green plant with a characteristic peppery taste. Some call it arugula; others call it rocket, this aromatic salad green is typically found in salad mixes and as pizzas toppings. A member of the cabbage family, this plant is related to watercress, radishes and mustard. Arugula is an important and traditional salad plant in southern Europe, though now – popular all over the world. The biodegradable Seed Pods contain non-GMO, certified organic seeds inside a mineral growth medium.
Fresh arugula leaves are grown in vegetables and kitchen gardens all over the world. Young leaves are a great addition to salads, sandwiches, and burgers. Arugula can be eaten raw or cooked, much like spinach, to give food a pleasant peppery taste. The plant also produces beautiful white flowers with dark purple veins – which are also edible. The flowers can be sprinkled over salads or added to vegetable trays.
Arugula is native to the Mediterranean region, and was a popular salad plant in ancient Rome—still sometimes referred to as “Roman rocket”. Part of a typical Roman meal was a salad of greens, frequently arugula, romaine, chicory, and lavender seasoned with a cheese sauce.
Arugula or Rocket, is a very low-calorie vegetable. Nonetheless, it has many vital phytochemicals, anti-oxidants, vitamins, and minerals. Fresh leaves are exceptionally high in vitamins A and C, calcium, iron and folic acid.