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Rocca Leaves are a kind of cruciferous vegetable that might not be as well known as other vegetables but offers many of the same benefits as broccoli, kale, and Brussels Sprouts. These Leaves are bite-sized with tender leaves and a tangy flavor. A certain chemical in Rocca also helps with slowing down the progression of cancerous cells.
These Leaves are also famous as “Arugula” in some part of the world. The Mediterranean region is regarded as native for it.And that is why rocca is very much popular vegetable in Lebanon. They have been increasing in popularity recently due to studies suggesting that Arugula are full of cancer-fighting agents. These leaves are also tasty and low in calories, fat, carbohydrates, and sugar. It is a delicious green that is dense in nutrients with high fiber and phytochemical content. Interestingly, calcium and vitamin K is available in highly present in rocca. These two particular nutrients ensures the proper functioning of our bone ‘s metabolism. So in a way, roka prevents Osteoporosis. Further theses also act as a natural defense against chronicle diseases like diabetes and cardiovascular diseases.
As a matter of fact, rocca have peppery leaves. And their slighter bitter taste makes them to stand out in the salad, accordingly. However, their young tender leaves are sweeter in flavor that becomes quite peppery with the passage of time. It all depends upon your mood as to what you are looking for, at a particular moment. You would find them worth-eating even if you are trying them for the first time. And of course you would not miss many thereafter. World renowned food-experts recommend rocca leaves as extra topping for pizza, wraps and sandwiches. Surprisingly, one can use them as an alternate of various types of lettuce and herbs. In addition to that their flowers, seeds, leaves… everything is edible.