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Rocket salad pesto

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Description: 80% wild rocket from Italian hills, extra virgin olive oil, table salt
Net Weight: 180 gr
Expiry: 4 years
Storage: Store in the fridge once opened, and cover it adding some extra virgin olive oil
Serving suggestions: Excellent with appetizers and canapés, Italian risotto and as toppings on Crostino (crunchy fresh toasted bread)


Availability: In stock

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    Health benefits of Arugula

    As in other greens, arugula too is one of very low calorie vegetable. 100 g of fresh leaves provides just 25 calories. Nonetheless, it has many vital phytochemicals, anti-oxidants, vitamins, and minerals that may immensely benefit health.

    Salad rocket has an ORAC value (oxygen radical absorbance capacity, a measure of anti-oxidant strength) of about 1904 µmol TE per 100 grams.

    Rocket salad is one of rich source of certain phytochemicals such as indoles, thiocyanates, sulforaphane, and iso­thiocyanates. Together, these compounds have been found to counter carcinogenic effects of estrogen and thus help protect against prostate, breast, cervical, colon, ovarian cancers by virtue of their cancer-cell growth inhibition, cytotoxic effects on cancer cells.

    Salad rocket is one of the excellent vegetable sources for vitamin-K; 100 g provides about 90% of recommended intake. Vitamin K has potential role in bone health by promoting osteotrophic (bone formation and strengthening) activity. In addition, adequate vitamin-K levels in the diet help limiting neuronal damage in the brain and thus, has established role in the treatment of patients suffering from Alzheimer's disease.

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