Taramira / rocket salad Arugula seeds 100g
Another member of this family is Eruca sativa, generally known as rocket salad, that is an edible plant widespread in the Mediterranean area, known for its medicinal properties. Indeed, Eruca sativa extracts were reported to exert antioxidant, antiplatelet, antithrombotic, anticancer and antimicrobial properties
Health Benefits of Arugula
The vitamins, minerals, phytochemicals, and antioxidants packed in every leaf of arugula are certainly beneficial to those who incorporate it into their diet.
Rich in Antioxidants
Arugula is a great source of antioxidants and can greatly increase a person’s ORAC value (oxygen radical absorbance capacity), a method for measuring antioxidant capacities. Antioxidants function to maintain a healthy balance of enzyme reactions within cells, while actively seeking out and destroying the disease-causing free radicals that can attack your system. This helps raise immunity levels in the body.
Helps Improve Immune System
Arugula is loaded with vitamins and minerals that in some way bolster the defenses of the body’s immune system. The body is stimulated to create white blood cells from the copper in these salad leaves, and the plant has several other ways to improve the strength of your immune system.
Vitamin C is one of the best defenses for your body to seek out dangerous, free radicals and eliminate them from your body before they can cause real damage. This well-known vitamin is found in large quantities in arugula and helps maintain good health by giving an extra boost to your immune system.
For mothers, arugula is a wonderful choice to add to their diet. Folates, a classification that includes folic acid, have been shown to decrease occurrences of certain mental defects in newborns. It is rich in folates, as are many leafy vegetables.
Another benefit of arugula is the presence of small amounts of B-Complex vitamins that assisting in promoting metabolism. Eight B-vitamins participate and aid in all different cell activities, including energy production, fat synthesis, the production of red blood cells, and many other vital processes for cell and metabolic health.