What is Rocca? It is a leafy green. But unlike the rest, it has some peppery leaves. People from different parts of the world have different names for it like rocca, roka, Arugula or even Rocket. Mediterranean region is considered as native for it. Perhaps this is the reason why rocca is very much popular vegetable in Lebanon.
Health benefits of Rocca
This vegetable is full of various health benefits as it contains certain nitrates and polyphenols. People with medical background are very well aware of the fact that good amount of nitrates ensures lowering the blood pressure. And it is also very handy for athletic performance, accordingly. Moreover, these are also conducive in reducing cancer risk. As different research studies have concluded that glucosinolates, which are sulpher containing substance, produce cancer-fighting power.
Interestingly, calcium and vitamin K is available in high amount in roka. Our bone metabolism’s proper functioning is subject to these two particular nutrients. So in a way, roka prevents Osteoporosis. Further theses also act as a natural safeguard against diabetes and heart diseases.
Taste: Rocca Salad
Like mentioned above rocca have peppery leaves. And their slighter bitter taste makes them to stand out in the salad. However, their young tender leaves are sweeter in flavor that becomes quite peppery by the time. It all depends upon your mood as to what you are looking for, at a particular moment.
Roccaleaves, due to their numerous health benefits and unique taste, are very hot in UAE market. This is the reason why Freshleaf is fully committed to deliver fresh and healthy rocca at the doorsteps of its customers. Those too, at the most economical prices in the town.
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