ROCKET, eruca sativa 'Salad'Settler Hives
Include young rocket leaves in salads, garnishes, sandwiches for a mild peppery kick. This fast growing and easy crop gives the same health benefits as broccoli, kale & brussels sprouts but is waaaaaaaaay easier to grow.
**NOT FOR SALE IN WESTERN AUSTRALIA
Nutritional Benefits Source of antioxidants (lutein and zeaxanthin), Vitamin C, K and A as well as fiber, folate and iron.
Potential health benefits
- Improves digestion as the bitter taste stimulates digestive juices and enzymes.
Tip: Consume a handful of rocket squeezed with lemon before meals - High vitamin K content helps to regulate blood clotting, blood pressure and ensure calcium is anchored to bones for strength.
- Antioxidants, lutein and zeaxanthin protect against macular degeneration.
Kathryn Batty Holistic Nutritionist BHSc (Nut Med) Mindful & Co Cronulla