Eruca sativa flowering plant


Eruca sativa flower




  • Its an edible herb .
  • Rocket is eaten raw in salads. A popular combination is rocket mixed with mozzarella cheese  and sun-dried tomatoes.
  • In  Northern India, Eruca seeds are pressed to make taramira oil, used in pickling and as a salad or cooking oil.
  • The seed cake is also used as animal feed.

Eruca sativa leaves



Rocket has a pungent, peppery flavor that is exceptionally strong for a leafy food.

Young leaves are frequently used in salads, often mixed with other greens in a mesclun.

Rocket is also used raw with pasta or meats , but older leaves are usually cooked.

Eruca sativa flower


Common names:- Salad rocket,rucola, rucoli, rugula, colewort, roquette and, arugula.


Scientific classification
Kingdom:     Plantae
(unranked):     Angiosperms
(unranked):     Eudicots
(unranked):     Rosids
Order:     Brassicales
Family:     Brassicaceae
Genus:     Eruca
Species:     E. sativa
Binomial name
Eruca sativa