Wild Arugula was Grown for centuries around the Mediterranean, this authentic wild arugula comes to us straight out of Italy. This strain is much stronger in both flavor and aroma than standard cultivated arugula.
Wild Arugula History
Wild Arugula was Grown for centuries around the Mediterranean, this authentic wild arugula comes to us straight out of Italy. This strain is much stronger in both flavor and aroma than standard cultivated arugula, so spicing-up a sandwich or a salad has never been easier. Very unique dentate leaves make it great for specialty markets and gourmet restaurants. Essential for mesclun mixes.
Growing Wild Arugula Plant
- Arugula prefers humus-rich, well-drained soil, but will tolerate a wide variety of conditions.
- Plant outdoors in full sun or part shade as soon as the soil can be worked in spring.
- Sow in late-summer for a fall or early-winter harvest.
- Plant ¼-inch deep and about 1 inch apart in rows 10 inches apart. Alternatively, broadcast arugula seeds alone or mix with other greens.
- Seeds germinate in a few days.
- Sow new seeds every 2 to 3 weeks for a continuous harvest.
Preserving And Storing Baby Wild Arugula
Preserving arugula is super easy! All you have to do is wash it, chop it up, place it in the ice-cube tray, pour olive oil into each cube leaving some space for expansion (I fill about 80% of it) then freeze! Done! Once its frozen pop it into a freeze proof container ready to use throughout the summer
Wild Arugula Salad Recipe
A Delicious tossed salad with the dressing and top with the shaved cheese.
Arugula is low in sugar, calories, carbohydrates, and fat. It’s high in several vital nutrients. These include:
- Calcium, which helps the blood to clot normally. It’s also necessary for bone health, tooth health, muscle function, and nerve function.
- Potassium, a mineral and an electrolyte that’s vital for heart and nerve function. It also helps the muscles contract normally. Potassium helps to reduce the negative effects of sodium, and it may be beneficial for people with high blood pressure for this reason.
- Folate, a B vitamin. It helps support the production of DNA and other genetic material. It’s particularly important for women who are pregnant or planning to become pregnant. Folate deficiency in pregnant women may lead to spina bifida, a neural tube defect.
- Vitamin C, a powerful antioxidant that helps support the immune system. Also known as ascorbic acid, vitamin C is important for tissue health and the absorption of iron from food.
- Vitamin K, which helps with blood coagulation. If you require a prescription blood thinner, such as warfarin (Coumadin), discuss your vitamin K intake with your doctor prior to changing your eating habits.
- Vitamin A, the umbrella term for a group of fat-soluble retinoids. Vitamin A is a powerful antioxidant, which supports immune function, cell growth, night vision, and overall eye health. It also works to help maintain kidney, lung, and heart function.
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