Herb Salads

Racy Rocket

Rocket 100g

Description

Also called roquette, arugula, or eruca, Rocket has bright green, upright slender leaves with a scalloped outline. The flavour is softly spicy and pleasantly nutty.

Food

A classic addition to many fine Italian dishes, Rocket matches well with tomato, cheese, olive oil, avocado, pears, pecans, pine nuts, walnuts, garlic, vegetables, preserved meats, chicken and fish. It puts a piquant spin on traditional pesto and can be added to pizzas, risotto, frittata, pasta dishes, sandwiches, and burgers. It is the central ingredient in many delicious salad recipes.

Health Benefits

Our Rocket contains Manganese and Vitamin C, so when eaten as part of a varied, healthy diet, it contributes to normal energy metabolism - reducing tiredness and fatigue, and maintaining energy levels throughout the day.

Storage Bag

Our specially designed bag allows the right mix of oxygen and carbon dioxide to enter and escape, retaining maximum freshness. Store in original bag in vegetable drawer of refrigerator, and use within two days of opening.

Culture and History

Rocket is native to the Mediterranean, from Portugal to Turkey, where it has been cultivated for over 2000 years. It was revered as an aphrodisiac by the Arabs, and was given to bridegrooms on their wedding night as a symbol of fertility. It was also forbidden in monasteries, for fear it would cause monks to break their vows.

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