Arugula (pronounced "ah-ROO-ga-la") is a type of leaf vegetable with a slightly bitter, peppery flavor.
Because it grows natively in the Mediterranean region, arugula is used widely in Italian cuisine. Arugula can be served cooked, as in pasta or pizza. But arugula is more commonly served in salads. Because of its strong flavor, arugula tends to mixed with other milder salad greens.
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