The ruchetta (in regional uses rughetta) or rocket, or also ruca (Eruca vesicaria (L.) Cav.), is an annual herbaceous plant of the family Brassicaceae (Cruciferae). With its characteristic spicy and pungent taste, rocket is rich in vitamin C, antioxidants and minerals. Digestive and diuretic, rocket has many beneficial properties for the body. It has few calories.