Keep roots attached until ready to use. Arugula prefers dry conditions, so wrap it in a paper towel or dry cloth and place it in plastic in your crisper. Moisture causes rapid deterioration.
Preparation Tip: Arugula can be sandy, so it's best to wash it several times. Commonly used as an herb, in salads or lightly steamed for those who enjoy a milder taste.
Did you know... Arugula flowers are edible.
The pungent flavor of arugula is due to its high content of sulfur-containing compounds known as glucosinolates, which hold detoxifying properties and may be beneficial in the prevention of certain types of cancer.
Culinary Compatibility: Pairs well with walnuts, hazelnuts, and their oils.
Great in salads containing oranges, avocados, tomatoes, pine nuts, fresh figs, berries, grilled onions; pairs well with red wine, sherry or balsamic dressing.
Goes well with goat cheese, Gruyere, and Parmigiano-Reggiano.
Use it in omelettes, grilled cheese and BLT sandwiches, or add fresh leaves to a just-cooked pizza.
Health Information: Arugula is a nutrient-rich leafy green providing vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin K, calcium, magnesium, riboflavin, copper, iron, zinc, folate and potassium.
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Organicgirl is a small group of women and men in California's fertile Salinas Valley who want to offer the best organic produce ever offered.
They created the name organicgirl because they wanted something that had a sense of youth and promise and freshness about it. And they wanted to make real sure you know they're an organic only company. And once they chose the name, something dawned on them: Who is organicgirl? Both men and women alike who enjoy healthy, fresh, sustainable produce grown in harmony with Mother Nature. We're all organicgirls. In fact, they have it on good authority that Mother Nature is an organicgirl, too.
Their desire is to always be seen as offering the very best quality produce done the right way. This means unique approaches to organic growing, it means rejecting produce that just isn't good enough, it means triple washing their salads, it means using earth-friendly 100% recycled plastic packaging, it means a real focus on getting our produce to your store as fast as possible, and it means offering products that are a bit different in some way that matters to you.