Garden rocket or also is well known just like eruca is a Mediterranean green herb of the family Brassicaceae, such as broccoli, cabbage and kale. It has a mildly bitter taste and unlike wild, cultivated garden rocket is larger and not bitter. It is rich in vitamin C, carotene, vitamins B, pectin, calcium, phosphorus, iron, magnesium, and potassium and copper.
It consists mainly of water and contains a large amount of carbohydrates and proteins. The garden rocket contains active ingredients that have anticancer properties, positively affect health, and reduce the risk of many diseases.
Although in the world cuisine has been used for decades, the hats have become a real hit in the domestic food in the last few years.
What does the cure treat?
This herb has numerous medicinal properties. Experts point out that the arm keeps the heart reduces the risk of many diseases and contains substances that have anticancer properties.
It is considered a natural antibiotic, regulates digestion, and is used to treat ulcer, osteoporosis, chronic constipation, colds and cough. In addition, the arm cleanses the blood, relieves liver disease and reduces the risk of breast cancer.
How to use it the kitchen?
Garden rocket is present in the markets from May to October, and its dark green color on the leaves indicates that it is freshly wrapped. It is best to use it immediately after purchase because it quickly loses nutrients, especially vitamin C. As fresh vegetable usually is used in a salad and also is giving specific taste to the soups, risotto and as souse/
Salad of garden rocket
Ingredients: one small head salad, 100 grams of garden rocket,one teaspoon of balsamic vinegar, two teaspoons cold pressed olive oil, sea salt and 50 grams of parmesan.
Preparation: Chop the green salad and the roulette, salt; pour the olive oil and the vinegar and mix. Finally, add the parmesan.