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

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

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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