I love arugula!!

Saturday, March 20, 2010

http://www.nutritiondata.com/facts/vegetables-and-vegetable-products/3025/2 —when you get there, change the serving size to one ounce (28 grams) in the pull down menu at the top of the page.

Check out a little information on my favourite green- arugula. In 28oz, which is about 1.5 cups, (about enough to fill a plate as a base for a salad), you get the following:
"This food is low in Saturated Fat, and very low in Cholesterol. It is also a good source of Protein, Thiamin, Riboflavin, Vitamin B6, Pantothenic Acid, Zinc and Copper, and a very good source of Dietary Fiber, Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Vitamin K, Folate, Calcium, Iron, Magnesium, Phosphorus, Potassium and Manganese."

Brilliant. And guess how many calories you have to give up to get all that? SEVEN. That's right- seven. It tastes brilliantly: peppery and nutty—gorgeous—with a slight bitter aftertaste. It totally KICKS iceberg lettuce's butt in the nutrient department, and as long as you're careful what goes on it, you can eat it to your heart's content.
This is yet another way you can eat lower-calorie, highly-nutrient-dense foods. I had a salad for snack this afternoon with a plate of mixed organic greens (including arugula of course), 1/2 an avocado, and a drizzle of a quick dressing I made (1:3 ratio of balsamic to olive oil, with a heaping spoonfull of dijon mustard- MMMMMM).
Divine. What's your favourite green?


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