Model No.: 90028-42-5
Plant Origin: Arugula
Part Used: Aerial Part
Specification: 10:1; 20:1
Appearance: Fine brown powder
CAS No.: 90028-42-5
Rocket salad is rich source of certain phytochemicals such as indoles, thiocyanates, sulforaphane andisothiocyanates. Together they have been found to counter carcinogenic effects of estrogen and thus help benefit against prostate, breast, cervical, colon, ovarian cancers by virtue of their cancer cell growth inhibition, cytotoxic effects on cancer cells.
In addition, di-indolyl-methane (DIM), a lipid soluble metabolite of indole has immune modulator, anti-bacterial and anti-viral properties ( by potentiating Interferon-Gamma receptors and production). DIM has currently been found application in the treatment of recurring respiratory papillomatosis caused by the Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) and is in Phase III clinical trials for cervical dysplasia.
Rocket is very good source of folates. 100 g of fresh greens contain 97 mcg or 24% of folic acid. When given around conception period it helps prevent neural tube defects in the newborns.
Like kale, salad rocket is an excellent source of vitamin A. 100 g fresh leaves contain 1424 mcg of Beta Carotene and 2373 IU of vitamin A. Beta carotenes converts into vitamin A in the body. Studies found that vitamin A and flavonoid compounds in in green leafy vegetables help protect from skin, lung and oral cavity cancers.
This vegetable also rich in B-complex group of vitamins such as thiamin, riboflavin, niacin, vitamin B-6 (pyridoxine), and pantothenic acid those are essential for optimum cellular enzymatic and metabolic functions.
Fresh rocket leaves contain good levels of vitamin C. Vitamin C is a powerful, natural anti-oxidant. Foods rich in vitamin C helps body protect from scurvy disease; develop resistance against infectious agents (boosts immunity) and scavenge harmful, pro-inflammatory free radicals from the body.
Salad rocket is one of the excellent vegetable sources for vitamin-K; 100 g provides about 90% of recommended intake. Vitamin K has potential role bone health by promoting osteotrophic (bone formation and strengthening) activity. Adequate vitamin-K levels in the diet helps limiting neuronal damage in the brain; thus, has established role in the treatment of patients suffering fromAlzheimer's disease.
Rocket, which is also called, more correctly, arugula and rucola is a leafy salad green which is possessed of a very warm spicy or peppery taste. In many cases, people describe the salad green as a mustard-style flavor. Arugula or rocket, like most other types of lettuce or spinach is very low in calories and also contains, again like most salad greens, a high level of vitamin C and vitamin A. It's also high in fiber and high in sulfurane, which is a nutrient that is known to have very protective anti-cancer properties.
Rocket also has high levels of vitamin K, the B vitamins, as well as calcium, magnesium, iron, and folic acid. Arugula is native to the Mediterranean area. It has been cultivated and is known as far back as 4500 BC and evidence of different types of lettuce and arugula type vegetables are found inside the tombs of the Egyptians.
Arugula is a potent anti-ulcer food. In Saudi Arabia, arugula was found to be a very effective natural method of treating gastric ulcers. The extract of arugula was used to treat ulcers in mice and the extract actually protected them from developing the ulcer.sup>2
Arugula is an outstanding source of vitamin K which is a nutrient that helps the body to be better able to absorb the other nutrients.
Just as other cruciferous vegetables such as broccoli and cauliflower is high in nutrients that can help to prevent cancer, so is arugula. Arugula has nutrients that can help your body to be better able to resist breast cancer, cervical cancer, ovarian cancer, colon cancer, and prostate cancer.1,3
Arugula contains high levels of chlorophyll. This may help your body to resist liver damage and to also resist the ravages that can take place in your body from legumes and grains which have developed mold. It can also help the body to resist damage to your DNA from the aflatoxins that these moldy grains may introduce.
Arugula can be a slightly strong flavor, much as any other cruciferous vegetable. It is quite often difficult to convince a child to take in the vegetable, but when mixed into a smoothie in which a stronger flavored fruit is used, the taste becomes very palatable. Arugula is a very healthful vegetable and it or another cruciferous vegetable should be consumed at least twice a week.
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