I ask - raw or cooked arugula ?
I ask - can any vegetable not be steamed?
I have had my raw share of arugula in sandwiches but I wanted to try it gently cooked too.
Salad greens does not call for a stir-fry (no matter how minimal the stir-frying can be). So I gently steamed (low-medium heat) them with thinly sliced garlic and drizzle of extra virgin olive oil.
By eating them raw, certain compounds, e.g. isothiocyanates - compounds being studied for their role in cancer prevention, can be extracted. However when gently cooked, certain nutrients and carotenoids are better absorbed in cooked than raw arugula - Source: Livestrong.com
More arugula sharing at Weekend Herb Blogging - June 6th to 12th , hosted by Yasmeen from Health Nut.
About 3 minutes (at most 5 minutes), it is perfectly done. And I enjoyed it as much as raw arugula.
Have you "cooked" your arugula before? If yes, how? Have not tried it before; or always have it raw?
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