Legend has it that Dioscorides, the Greek physician and pharmacologist (40-90AD), described the leaf as ‘a digestive and good for ye belly’
Salad of the month
Thin and spiky, strong and peppery, rocket is thought to originate from southern Europe, so can keep its cool in salads or can be wilted in pasta or on pizza. It gets the name rocket from the French ‘roquette’ and is also known as arugula, ruccola and roquette. As a relative of the watercress and radish, it is no wonder that it boasts such a spicy taste or is packed with vitamins A and C.