Future Fresh Roquette Arugula
Each leaf in each bag of fresh roquette arugula from Future Fresh is a vibrant green color, indicative of its quality.
TASTING NOTES FROM THE CURATOR
Rocket arugula, also called roquette, is a leafy green that is rich in anti-oxidants, and dense in nutrients. Rocket leaves are also rich in Vitamin C, and has a peppery taste, with a hint of tartness and bitterness.
PREPARATION AND PAIRINGS
A perfect complement for pasta, and meat dishes, fresh rocket / roquette arugula has many uses. A popular one is as a salad, with its great crunch and peppery flavor balancing out most ingredients brilliantly.
In Italy, it’s commonly added to pizza immediately after baking.
Another Italian classic use of rocket leaves is the straccetti, an easy beef and rocket / roquette arugula salad.
- Sauté thinly sliced beef strips over high flame with garlic
- Season with salt and pepper
- Turn off heat
- Put rocket arugula in the still-hot pan with the beef. Toss until the roquette is wilted.
- Top with shaves of Pecorino Romano or Parmigiano-Reggiano. Serve.
THE FUTURE OF FARMING
Future Fresh is a proudly Filipino venture, created out of frustration for the less than stellar quality of produce found on local supermarket shelves. The company specializes in locally-grown produce, and prides itself on their completely fresh vegetables. This is because they harvest just before dispatch, reducing travel time, and ensuring a longer shelf life.
These gamechangers built farm systems with controlled environment that result in hydroponically-grown, pesticide-free greens. Everything they provide is guaranteed high in quality, high in nutrients, and always completely fresh.
Your fresh produce will be stored in a resealable plastic ziplock bag. You will notice that there is air inside and this maintains a sort of internal atmosphere to keep your fresh produce in good condition. Once opened, the produce will begin to age. The best way to keep it fresh for longer once opened is to keep it moisture-free.
Future Fresh produce have no wilted leaves or roots that may cause decay, so you need only wash them before cooking or consuming. With produce with high water content, like fresh rocket arugula, you can remove the excess moisture that might accumulate by lining the storage bag with a paper towel and resealing the bag again. Make sure to check on it mid-week, and replace the paper towel once it takes in too much moisture.
Done properly, this method can help your produce last to about a week max after opening of bag.