Wild arugula, often called rocket, is a leafy green with a distinct peppery flavor that adds a delightful kick to various dishes. Its tender leaves are characterized by their slightly spiky shape and vibrant green color. Commonly used in salads, this versatile green can also be used as a flavorful topping for pizzas, mixed into pasta dishes, or even blended into pesto for an extra twist.
To keep wild arugula fresh, place it in a resealable bag or an airtight container in the refrigerator. Using it within a few days ensures its optimal taste and quality.
Toss it into salads for a peppery kick, add it to sandwiches for extra flavor, or use it as a garnish for a delightful finish. Its bold taste elevates both simple and complex dishes.
Q: Is wild arugula the same as regular arugula found in grocery stores?
A. Wild arugula is closely related to regular arugula/rockets available in stores. However, our wild arugula tends to have a more intense peppery flavor and a slightly different leaf shape, making it a sought-after choice for those who enjoy a flavourful bite.
Q. Does wild arugula have any medicinal benefits?
A. Traditionally, arugula has been associated with potential digestive and anti-inflammatory benefits, but it's best enjoyed as part of a balanced diet.