The Arugula plant is also known as Rocket, Eruca vesicaria comes in a few varieties. This listing is for the common Arugula varity. It is an annual herb in the Brassicaceae family. Arugula is grown widely in Syria, Lebanon, Egypt and Turkey, where its leaves and seeds are used as a herb or spice for flavoring food or in salads. Raw arugula is 92% water, 4% carbohydrates, 2.5% protein, and contains negligible fat. Arugula is best when used fresh, as it loses its flavor rapidly if dried. However, freeze-dried leaves retain their flavor relatively well for a few months. Plants get to 2 to 2.5 foot tall with oak leaf like foliage. Open pollinated 35 to 60 days depending on the stage you want to harvest.
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