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IBSARESDUAmerican University of Beirut
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English Name
Garden rocket
Scientific Name
Nasturtium officinalis
Arabic Name
جرجير
Transliteration
Jarjir
Description
Annual herb, 15-50 cm long, Leaves 4-20 cm long, lobed, green with strong sulphur smell and hot taste when eaten. Flowers 1.5-2 cm in diameter, greenish yellow, arranged. in a raceme inflorescence; petals with brownish veins.
Seasonality
Leaves and young shoots: January- March, Flowers: March-June
Locality
N/A
Habitat
Road sides and waste, warm, lowland places ;extending to medium highlands usually less than 900 m above sea level.
Medical Properties
N/A
Edible Portions
Leaves and young shoots are eaten row or used in salad
MOC
Salads ***See recipe
Family
Brassicaeae (Cruciferae)
Compounds
Therapeutic Uses
recipes
Garden rocket salad
 
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