Beneficial Facts of Arugula, a Green Veggie

Apr, 2022 - By SMI

Beneficial Facts of Arugula, a Green Veggie

Arugula is a green leafy veggie that is rich in protein and also provides many nutritional benefits

There are many foods in the surrounding that people are aware of. On the contrary, there are few foods about which people are still not aware of. One such name is arugula, this eventually belongs to a cruciferous category which include spinach, kale, and cauliflower.  This is a bitter green leafy vegetable that is suggested to be added in the plate. Arugula is known by different names in different regions. It is known as rocket, rucola and some places it is known as Italian cress. This veggie is dark in color and is bitter in taste. It comes under the genus of Brassica. Unlike kale and spinach, which have mild taste with the fibrous texture and appearance arugula is considered to be a bit spicy, peppery in taste and is more interesting while consumed. Arugula is not only a simple veggie, it has ample of benefits that are to be taken into consideration.

It contains a lot of phytonutrients, is rich in antioxidants and also has fiber. Arugula has vitamin A, vitamin K1, and vitamin C along with fiber, calcium, magnesium, potassium and folate. Arugula is rich in beta carotene and also provides nutrients such as glucosinolates and Sulphur containing components. Arugula also has some major health benefits such as supporting the gut health. The presence of glucosinolates of this cruciferous vegetable promotes or suppress the growth of a particular species. It balances the gut microbe. It keeps the cardiac health safe and good. It helps to reduce the oxidative stress. And helps in proper cardiac functioning, it aids in lowering the blood pressure. It also contains fiber that is that assist in the reduction of the low density lipo-protein. It makes the bones strong because of the vitamin K and calcium content. It also assists in the reduction of cognitive health and promotes good mental health.     

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