Grow your own rocket microgreens
Who doesn't love Mediterranean cuisine? Arugula is a must-have as a healthy, peppery salad. The spice is thanks to the mustard oils it contains, which are said to have anti-inflammatory effects. As a microgreen, you can grow the concentrated power of arugula at home all year round.
How does it taste?
Arugula tastes pretty exciting, and not just for a salad. The spicy, aromatic taste is reminiscent of your last vacation in Italy and the wonderful Mediterranean cuisine.
The Italian classic also goes perfectly with pasta, casseroles and Mediterranean salads in microgreen form. In combination with tomatoes in summer or pears and walnuts in autumn, it brings seasonal zest to the plate.
There are two different plants known by the name arugula. The wild rocket (Diplotaxis tenuifolia) and the salad rocket (Eruca sativa). We know the tamer version from the supermarket, the salad rocket, which has a slightly milder taste than its namesake and is easy to cultivate. In this way, the large demand for the popular salad can be met.
The Germans already valued rocket for its exciting taste and positive effects on health. The Romans took them with them to the south. While the plant was forgotten in our country for a long time and was decried as a weed, the Italians have chosen it as their favorite salad. It is thanks to the fascination with Italian cuisine that it returned to the menu under the Italian name Rucola.
The salad rocket scores with vitamin B6, folic acid and iron and is a real pick-me-up. Mustard oils, which are responsible for the spicy taste of rocket, are considered anti-inflammatory, antibacterial and antiviral.