Arugula Nutrition Facts

  • Arugula provides:
  • A good source of vitamin K
  • Plus folate, lutein and zeaxanthin
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Growing Information

Although increasing in popularity, arugula is grown on relatively few acres in the California/Arizona lettuce growing regions. This crop normally takes anywhere from 35 to 50 days from time of planting to full maturity. It can be hand-picked or harvested mechanically and may be mowed and regrown as many as three times during its growing season.

Usage Ideas

Arugula is delicious either alone or mixed with other leafy greens in a salad and pairs well with citrus-flavored dressings.


Try a simple salad of arugula, shaved parmesan cheese, roasted pecans and a dressing of equal parts lemon juice and extra virgin olive oil.


It can also be added to pizza after cooking as a fresh, peppery topping.

Frequently Asked Questions

Which is better arugula or spinach?

Both arugula and spinach are very good for your health and provide a variety of nutrients. Learn which one contains more nutrients here.

Can you eat raw arugula?

Yes, you can eat arugula raw! In fact, studies show that leafy green vegetables may even contain higher levels of nutrients raw than when they are cooked. Learn why here.

Why is arugula good for you?

Arugula, like other leafy greens, contains many nutrients that our bodies need to function properly. Learn more about arugula nutrition here.

Is arugula a lettuce?

Arugula and lettuce are both considered leafy greens. But arugula is not a lettuce. It is actually more closely related to broccoli and cauliflower. Learn more here.