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Arugula is native to the Mediterranean and has a bitter, peppery flavor that adds a fun twist to a salad mix and makes an excellent pizza topper. Add the arugula just after the pizza finishes baking to avoid wilt and maintain good crunch.
STORAGE: For optimum storage life, do not wash the arugula until just before you are ready to use it. Line a clean plastic container with a paper towel. Remove dry arugula from the bag you receive it in and layer it gently in the container. Be sure to use a container that is large enough so that the leaves are not jam-packed. Place another paper towel on top and close the container. Store the arugula in the crisper drawer of your refrigerator for 5-7 days. This method of storage also works well for salad mix, spinach, and other tender greens!
RECIPE: Arugula Salad with Lemon Balsamic Dressing and Shaved Parmesan