Country Of Origin: Turkey
Rocket is available year-round.
This rocket carries a milder, sweeter flavour with a tender texture. The leaves can also be harvested mature, developing a distinct peppery, somewhat bitter, and vegetal taste with subtle mustard, nuts, and grass notes.
Rocket has a nutty, peppery flavour well suited for fresh and lightly cooked applications such as sautéing, blanching, and stir-frying. The greens can be used as a vegetable or a herb, and they can be utilized fresh, added at the end of cooked applications, or lightly cooked to create a milder flavour. The leaves can be tossed fresh into salads, blended into pesto, layered into sandwiches and burgers, or used as an edible bed for roasted meats. Rocket can also be floated on top of soups and stews, used as a topping over pizza, stirred into pasta and rice dishes, used as a spinach substitute for omelettes, or served with boiled potatoes.
Rocket is an excellent source of vitamin A to maintain healthy organ functioning and vitamin C to strengthen the immune system while reducing inflammation. The peppery greens also provide calcium to protect bones and teeth and lower amounts of folate, iron, vitamin K, copper, zinc, and magnesium. In addition to vitamins and minerals, Rocket contains glucosinolates, which are compounds believed to have detoxifying properties and also give the leaves their pungent, slightly bitter flavor.