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Arugula...rarely fresh/undesirable taste?

bte576 | Feb 27, 201306:05 AM     31

For years, I have been confused by arugula. I know it is supposed to be spicy and bitter, but it often seems to just taste bad to me. I can't even put my finger on the flavor, but it is undesirable for sure.

However, as an open-minded & food loving person, I don't go out of my way to avoid it and sometimes I will have it and it tastes just fine--still not my favorite, but it doesn't leave a bad taste in my mouth.

Anyway, I just read something yesterday about it being highly perishable and that it should be eaten within 2 days of harvesting for the best flavor. This made me wonder how often I am actually having arugula that even tastes like it should??

It also made me think that using it as part of mixed greens probably doesn't make a lot of since if it spoils faster than other greens, but it is pretty popular in spring mix.

Just wanted to throw this out there to see if anyone else has had this thought or has any other comments.

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