Rocket isn’t just a lovely low calorie  part of a summer salad; it has a wonderfully spicy flavour that can add a peppery note to omelettes, pizzas, or savoury tarts. Not just a tasty ingredient, rocket is a potent health weapon. A rich source of phytochemicals such as indoles, thiocyanates, sulforaphane, and iso­thiocyanates as well as a spectrum of vitamins and minerals, eating rocket could counter the potentially carcinogenic effects of excess oestrogen, helping protect against hormonal cancers like prostate, breast, cervical, and ovarian, and stave off skin, lung, colon and oral cavity cancers with its high levels of beneficial carotenes.To top all that, it has anti-bacterial and anti-viral properties too, and is a very good source of the folates, B vitamins and vitamins C and K so crucial to a myriad of protective and metabolic processes within the body.

Young tender rocket leaves are a great addition to salads, sandwiches, and burgers, or wilted in soups, stews, or stir fries. Make it the star of the show with an Italian style arugula pasta – cook up your pasta, then toss through rocket leaves, goat’s cheese cubes, cherry tomato halves, and fresh basil leaves, finishing with a drizzle of garlic infused extra virgin olive oil. seasoning and a squeeze of lemon juice. Delicious!

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