Eat Seasonably – ARUGULA

There is nothing like fresh fruit and vegetables during their peak season. Check out our “Eat Seasonably” feature where we will share health tips, preparation tricks, and new recipes featuring the best of the season’s produce.

Did you know?

  • Arugula is one of the most potent natural superfoods
  • Arugula is also commonly known as “rocket”

Health Benefits

  • Arugula is abundant in Vitamin K (binds calcium in bones), Vitamin A (eye health), Vitamin C (wound healing), and Calcium (bone health).
  • The leafy green contains specific compounds, (sulforaphane and chlorophyll), which have been shown to protect against certain types of cancers.
  • Good source of folate: 100 grams of fresh arugula contain about 24% of recommended folic acid (helpful to prevent neural tube defects in pregnancy).

How to…
Pick Arugula: Choose crispy green color leaves. Discard any bruised or wilted leaves and stems before storage.

Store Arugula: To prevent wilted greens, try separating your bulk greens into 2 or 4 separate produce bags (from the grocery store). Close the top of each bag lightly with your fist, blow into the bag, and fill it with air. Seal and place in fridge. See more here!

Blackberry Arugula Citrus Salad
Arugula Egg White Muffins
Arugula Pesto
Wilted Arugula

Lara Field MS, RD, LDN is a Registered Dietitian and Specialist in Pediatrics with over a decade of clinical and client experience. When she’s not actively working to keep her clients healthy, she’s a busy mother of two active boys and loves testing new recipes in her kitchen. Follow her on Instagram to see her recipe ideas, product suggestions, and see how she manages a healthy lifestyle @larafield.