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Arugula is an aromatic, peppery salad green. It is also known as roquette, rocket, rugula and rucola, and is very popular in Italian cuisine. It grows wild in Asia and all over the entire Mediterranean - and has been known to be cultivated and enjoyed in places as exotic as the north of Sudan.

Arugula is available year round with a peak season between June and December. Baby Arugula leaves, from immature plants, are oval in shape while mature Arugula leaves display pronounced lobes on each side. Mature Arugula is darker green and spicier than its younger counterpart.

Choose leaves that are bright green with no sign of wilting. Arugula is highly perishable and should be used within two days of purchase. Store it in a plastic bag in the coldest part of your fridge. Arugula is a good source of iron, calcium, and vitamins A and C.

Arugula is most commonly employed in salads. However, it can be used in sauces, soups, pasta dishes, and as a sautéed accompaniment. Generally, young Arugula is used for salads and the spicier older Arugula for cooking. Below are two recipes featuring both types of Arugula. If you can't find one or the other you can definitely substitute.

   

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