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Related to eruca sativa: Eruca vesicaria sativa
Also called garden rocket, roquette, rocket-salad, Oruga, Rocketsalad, rocket-gentle; Raukenkohl (German); rouquelle (French); rucola (Italian) A very alkaline high protein green leafy lettuce with a spicy, peppery flavor, that neutralizes acidic waste and cleans the blood and lymph system. Because of it’s high sulfur content, arugula is great for skin and purifying the liver. Great with olive oil and apple cider vinegar. Anti-cancer, vitamins A,C,K,Folic acid. Small whitish-yellow blossoms with dark centers and dark purple streaks with a peppery flavor much like the leaves, which resemble radish leaves in both appearance and taste.
Edible Plant Guide © 2012 Markus Rothkranz