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17 Amazing Facts About Arugulas

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Arugula – salad greens, known since ancient times and having a pleasantly tart, mustard-nutty taste. Other names for arugula are indau, eruka, taramira, mustard grass, rocket salad, arugula, caterpillar.

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  1. Arugula has been used since ancient times as an aphrodisiac that helps to increase male potency.
  2. Arugula oil has whitening properties and is effectively used to remove freckles and age spots.
  3. Queen Elizabeth I of England had a weakness for arugula, so this herb was served daily to her table.
  4. Arugula oil can be used for canning vegetables, to improve the taste and aroma of preparations for the winter.
  5. Arugula grows well in the beds, giving a quick harvest. During the year, it can be sown 2-3 times, thereby providing itself with constantly fresh leaves. It grows easily in pots on the windowsill.
  6. Arugula is a dietary product, its uniqueness lies in the fact that, due to its high fiber content, it is able to quickly saturate, while due to its low carbohydrate content, it contains few calories, and therefore is an indispensable product for those who control their weight.
  7. 100 g of arugula contains almost a daily requirement of vitamin K, which contributes to increased blood clotting and rapid wound healing.
  8. Arugula – a faithful assistant to women, contributing to their beauty – makes hair thick and shiny, nails – strong and elastic, skin – smooth and fresh.
  9. Arugula tends to accumulate radioactive strontium, so it is important that the greens are grown in an environmentally friendly place.
  10. Arugula is traditionally used in the preparation of Mediterranean cuisine, especially Italian.
  11. When cooking, it is not customary to cut arugula with a knife, they lay it by tearing it with hands, and small leaves are whole.
  12. It is added to salads, pizza, pasta, cottage cheese, meat and legumes, risotto, pesto sauce.
  13. Do not expose arugula to prolonged heat treatment; add it shortly before the end of cooking or just before serving.
  14. In the refrigerator, arugula stays fresh for up to 6 days.
  15. Arugula greens do not tolerate heavy mayonnaise dressings. The best solution is olive oil, lemon juice, honey mustard sauce, balsamic vinegar.
  16. Arugula goes well with avocado, shrimp, squid, fish, garlic, cherry tomatoes, and other vegetables and herbs.
  17. The exquisite taste of arugula is emphasized by delicate varieties of cheese: ricotta, feta, mozzarella, mascarpone, parmesan.

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