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Known as Rocket (or Roquette), this is a member of the same family as cabbages and cresses. Arugula is pungent and spicy with a slightly peppery flavor. It is an essential ingredient in the Provençal mixed greens, mesclun.
Shop for arugula that is bright green with a soft texture. The younger leaves are not as spicy and I avoid very large leaves because they can be more bitter and tough.
2 ounces arugula = 14 calories, 0g fat, 0g sat fat, 0g mono fat, 1g protein, 2g carbohydrates, 15mg sodium, 0mg cholesterol