Love Your Leaves - Rocket

lachscarpaccio-253356_640This week in our Love Your Leaves series we are looking at rocket, a fabulous hot and peppery leaf to, ideal for spicing up your salads. According to Delia Smith, we have been using rocket in our salads since Elizabethan times! Rocket, also known as arugula, rucola or roquette is low in calories and high in vitamin A and C. It is an excellent source of vitamin K as 100 g provides about 90% of your daily recommended intake. As well as vitamins, rocket is also packed with essential disease-fighting nutrients, including lots of phytochemicals which can help protect against prostate, breast, cervical, colon and ovarian cancers. It is also high in folates and a good source of iron.

Recipes to tempt you to try rocket this week:


Again let me know on my Facebook page how you get on with these recipes. Next week we take a look at watercress – a really remarkable leaf.