Rocket

Rocket

Eruca Vesicaria – subspecies Sativa

Rocket is an annual with long deeply lobed, dark green leaves. These leaves have a pleasant peppery, nutty flavour. Rocket leaves and flowers can be added to almost all forms of salad, mixed with other greens and used raw with pasta, meats & pizza.

Related Product: Wild Rocket

Other names & spelling

It’s called roquette in French, ruca in Catalan, rucola or ruchetta or rugola in Italian; the Italian diaspora in North America andAustraliahave their arugula, and most of these names (OK, apart from beharki in Basque) derive from the Latin word eruca. Eruca sativa.

Facts

Rocket is an annual with long deeply lobed, dark green leaves.  Rocket grows very fast and several crops may be raised during Spring and Summer.  The younger leaves have a much milder taste than the older ones.  Rocket is a common component of the popular “field greens” lettuce mix.

Nutrition and health benefits

Rocket is used in the Middle East to treat coughs and chest congestion, to relieve rheumatism, to detoxify the liver and spleen, and to reduce swelling and clean wounds.

How to use Rocket

These leaves have a pleasant peppery, nutty flavour. Rocket leaves and flowers can be added to almost all forms of salad, mixed with other greens and used raw with pasta, meats & pizza.

Storage Instructions

Please keep refrigerated. Keep in the fridge for up to 1 week. Rinse before use.

Recipes

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Warm Rocket salad

Warm Rocket salad

Warm rocket salad with red onions, Pancetta, Olive oil, Fresh Thyme,Pinenuts, Pinch of Salt, fresh Rocket leaves, Balsamic vinegar and Parmesan shavings. Ingredients 2 medium red onions 8 whole rashers Pancetta or smoked streaky bacon Olive oil 4 sprigs of Fresh Thyme or Marjoram 1/2 cup of raw Pinenuts Salt to taste 4 big handfuls Rocket Balsamic vinegar Parmesan shavings …

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