I love the peppery taste of Arugula, and use it whenever I can. Besides tasting good it gets an "A" in the nutrition books.
- An excellent source of B vitamins (folate in particular), Antioxidants (Vitamins A & C).
- Arugula is also an excellent source of Vitamin K which helps the body absorb calcium, helps maintain cardiovascular and bone health, and has been shown to protect against Alzheimer's Disease.
- Arugula is right along side of other cruciferous veggies like broccoli, cabbage and brussel sprouts when it comes to protecting you against cancer. Research has shown that cruciferous veggies are especially helpful in the prevention of prostate, breast, cervical, ovarian and colon cancers
- Last but not least we can't forget that it is high in chlorophyll. Chlorophyll extracts toxins and helps nourish the liver. Our liver is such a hard working organ and vital to so many processes that take place in our body. It can use all the help it can get. Chlorophyll also cleanses, oxygenates and helps build the blood.