Rocket lettuce is a leafy, green and edible plant that also has other names, such as roquette, salad rocket, rugula and arugula. It is an annual plant that originated in the Mediterranean region. Its scientific name is Eruca sativa.Continue Reading
It is a member of the Brassicaceae family that also includes other vegetables like kale and mustard greens. Arugula is a salad green that has a piquant flavor. It is a source of vitamins C and A.
Since ancient Roman times, people grew this plant for both its leaves and seeds. The seeds were useful for preparing flavored oils and as an aphrodisiac. However, its main use was for salads. Lettuce rocket also can be added to stews, burgers and pasta. If one does not have these salad greens for a specific recipe, then a person can substitute watercress.Learn more about Fruits & Veggies
There are hundreds of different types of lettuce, including iceberg, Boston butterhead, Bibb butterhead and green leaf lettuce. The type of lettuce used in cooking depends if it is to be used for a salad, sandwich or side dish.Full Answer >
The four vegetables with the lowest carbohydrate content are radishes, celery, spinach and lettuce, which all contain less than two grams per serving. The amount of carbohydrates consumed will vary depending on serving size.Full Answer >
There are roughly 6 grams of carbohydrates in 1 cup of shredded lettuce. There are also 7 calories and 1/2 gram of fiber included in this serving size.Full Answer >
The vegetables with the most vitamin K include green leafy/salad vegetables, such as spinach and lettuce, brassica vegetables, such as broccoli and cabbage, asparagus, okra, leeks and fennel. While some vegetables contain little vitamin K, a majority of vegetables have a moderate to high amount of this nutrient.Full Answer >