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 Table

per 100 g edible portion
Energy Nutrients Minerals Vitamins
28 kcal Protein 2.6 g Sodium 27 mg A 237 µg
119 kJ Fat 0.7 g Potassium 369 mg Betacarotene 2840 µg
  Carbohydrates 2.1 g Calcium 160 mg B2 0.09 mg
  Dietary fibres 1.6 g Phosphorus 52 mg C 15 mg
      E 0.43 mg

Energy: 28 kcal, 119 kJ

Nutrients: Protein 2.6 g, Fat 0.7 g, Carbohydrates 2.1 g, Dietary fibres 1.6 g

Minerals: Sodium 27 mg, Potassium 369 mg, Calcium 160 mg, Phosphorus 52 mg

Vitamins: A 237 µg, Betacarotene 2840 µg, B2 0.09 mg, C 15 mg, E 0.43 mg

Did you know...?

Rocket is very beneficial to health due to its high content of glucosinolates, beta-carotene and folic acid. Unfortunately, rocket can also be very high in nitrates, which is why it should be used more sparingly and for example, should be served mixed with other salads.

1 portion a day corresponds to:

120 grams of rocket