Salad Rocket

Rocket, also known as rucola or argula, is a salad plant that belongs to the cruciferous plant family. Rocket can be found throughout the northern hemisphere and in South America.

Since the 1980s, rocket is once again known as a salad plant; but was already cultivated during the Middle Ages. Rocket is available on the market in two different varieties: The salad or cultivated rocket has fringed leaves that are 10 to 15 centimetres long.  However, wild rocket has narrow, sharply serrated leaves. Rocket should be consumed soon after it is harvested.

Season: June to October

Nutritional Value: Salad Rocket – Swiss food composition database

 

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Rocket is very beneficial to health due to its high content of glucosinolates, beta-carotene and folic acid.

1 portion a day corresponds to:

120 grams of rocket