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How to choose, prepare, and store Arugula.
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Buying Arugula

Look for: arugula that is fresh, vibrant and green.

Avoid: arugula leaves that are wilted, yellowing or slimy. When buying prepackaged arugula, check the bag for excess water, as moisture can cause arugula to rot quickly.

Seasonality: Late spring, summer, and early fall

Storing Arugula

Arugula should be refrigerated and kept dry. Storing the arugula in a plastic bag with a dry paper towel can help the greens stay dry. Kept dry and cool arugula can last up to two weeks. Arugula cannot be frozen.

Preparing Arugula

Arugula adds a peppery, pungent flavor to salads. Try adding arugula to basil pesto or on top of a pizza for added texture and flavor. Arugula can also be quickly sautéed or steamed for a green side dish.

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