Growing arugula indoors year-round with ROOT’s smart hydroponic garden system is easy and affordable to do.
Arugula (Eruca sativa) also referred to as “rocket” around the world is probably the second most popular leafy green just behind kale. This distinctive green brings boring salads to life with its bright, bold flavor. Of course it’s awesome in salads and in sandwiches, but it’s also great on focaccia bread with crumbles of goat cheese or tossed into spaghetti with lemon and prosciutto.
Let’s begin our adventure and discover why having fresh, organic hydroponic arugula is an awesome addition to your lunch or dinner plate.
Health Facts for Arugula
Arugula is loaded with a lot of great vitamins and minerals. Here’s a list of its many health benefits.
1/ Powerful Antioxidants
Arugula is full of antioxidants that function to seek out and destroy the disease-causing free radicals that can attack your system. Antioxidants work to build your defenses against basic illnesses like the common cold as well as more dangerous conditions such as cancer and heart disease.
2/ Vitamin A
Flavonoid compounds in leafy vegetables including arugula have been proven to protect against skin, lung, and various oral types of cancer.
3/ Bone and Brain Health
Vitamin K helps to promote bone health and helps neural pathways which aids in hindering the progression of diseases like Alzheimer’s. Arugula’s combined effects of low oxalate levels (allowing more minerals into the system) and the presence of a variety of important minerals make it a strong support system for healthy bones.
4/ Immune Support
Vitamin C is a great for a healthy immune system because it seeks out inflammatory free radicals and eliminates them. Copper is also found in arugula and helps to create white blood cells to further boost your immune system.
5/ Cancer Buster
Phytochemicals are substances like thiocyanates, sulforaphane and indoles which have proven to be very successful in helping to fight prostate, breast, cervical, colon, and ovarian cancers.
6/ Baby Love
Folates (which includes folic acid) found in arugula have been shown to decrease certain mental defects in newborns.
7/ Increased Metabolism
B-Complex vitamins are a group of eight distinct vitamins that work together to promote cell metabolism and health. They increase energy production, synthesize fat, produce red blood cells, and aid other vital processes for cell and metabolic health.
One half cup of arugula contains:
14% Daily Value Vitamin K
5% DV Vitamin A
2% DV Vitamin C and Folate
2% DV Calcium and Manganese
Growing arugula indoors with ROOT’s super smart hydroponic garden systems is easy to do and can be put anywhere in your home so you don’t have to worry about killing your plants. You can grow arugula indoors so that you can eat your greens not because you have to, but because they’re so delicious. Regardless of the season or climate, you can have fresh organic arugula any time you want it on-demand and right from your kitchen countertop.