Growing Arugula - Benefits and Instructions
Benefits of Growing Arugula
Medicinal - Arugula may help prevent macular degeneration because it’s high in carotenoids like beta-carotene, lutein and zeaxanthin. These are known to protect the retina, cornea and other delicate parts of the eyes from UV damage and other effects.
- Nutritional Profile - An excellent source of vitamin C and K, it is also loaded with folate and antioxidants.
Use in: Fresh salads, pesto, sandwiches, soups, stews, pizza.
Begin cutting leaves at 2 inches tall. Flowers are edible as well.
Store in a resealable plastic bag and using damp — not wet — paper towels to provide moisture; the paper towels will also soak up any extra moisture while keeping the arugula from drying out. Alternatively arugula can be blanched and frozen, or turned into a flavorful pesto that can also be frozen for longer storage.
Bush bean, beet, carrot, celery, cucumber, lettuce, onion, potato, spinach.