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Common Name: ROCKET
Scientific Name: Erica sativa

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Erica sativa
Erica sativa
Erica sativa


  • Annual
  • Reseed itself

Culinary Uses

  • Has a nutty mustard aroma
  • Perfect for salads and sandwiches
  • Eat leaves when it is fresh
  • Can be lightly cooked and served as a vegetable
  • Magnificent flavour to sauces and marinades
  • Use it as a garnish

Parts Used

  • Leaves, young seedpods, ripe seedpods
  • Flowers

Medicinal Uses. It is said that

  • It has a high vitamin and mineral content, including potassium and silica
  • It is reputed to be an excellent tonic
  • Treat skin blemishes
  • Cough remedy
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