Arugula (also known as rocket, rocket salad, rughetta, roquette or rucola), is a leafy green vegetable with a pungent "hot" or "stimulating" flavour. It is usually eaten raw in salads but can also be steamed or cooked and served with meat or pasta.
Arugula has been grown in the Mediterranean region since Roman times, and it was once considered to be an aphrodisiac. It was traditionally collected from the wild and not grown commercially until recent years.
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