Watercress
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Watercress is a dark, leafy green grown in natural spring water. It belongs to the same family as broccoli, kale and Brussels sprouts. Its versatility makes watercress great in soups, salads and eggs. Besides making an excellent plate garnish, watercress is also an important superfood. Watercress are available and in season all year round.

Health Benefits

Consuming watercress can help decrease the risk of diabetes, obesity and heart disease. 100g of watercress contains the following:

  • Vitamin A – 63% of DV
  • Vitamin C – 71% of DV
  • Vitamin B6 – 5% of DV
  • Calcium – 12% of DV
  • Magnesium – 5% of DV
  • Iron – 1% of DV

Selecting tips

  • Look for dark green and perky bunches of watercress
  • Avoid watercress that are wilting
  • Avoid watercress with yellow areas and slippery stems

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