I ran out of lettuce today and went to check the garden. I knew it was a stretch, but kale was the backup if I could not find lettuce. And yet I did. The arugula seeds that I planted from Renee’s Garden years ago keep reseeding. And they are delicious in salads, on sandwiches, and even on top of pizza – trust me!
When compared to a lettuce without as deep a hue, like iceberg, arugula contains about eight times the calcium, fives times the vitamin A, vitamin C, and vitamin K, and four times the iron. For more reasons to eat arugula (or plant some), read this article.
On day 91 of this 365 day project, I ate my daily five (including a perfectly ripe mango). Did you enjoy yours?
With love, Kristen
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CRAZY!!! I literally was just sitting down to email you that I made a “taste of summer” a few minutes ago. I have been craving homemade pesto and I was in TJ’s today and walked past the basil and grabbed some without even thinking. Then I remembered my last visit to Susie and she made hers with arugula and basil. So I grabbed arugula, too. I just whipped up an arugula, spinach, basil pesto with nutritional yeast in place of parmesan. I was eating it by the spoonful! It obviously has something my body needs because I can’t get enough. It tasted so fresh! And then here is your post about arugula! Perfect timing! Night, Amy
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