This delicious variety of English watercress has been grown from seeds imported from England. Watercress is rich in vitamin A (from beta-carotene) and vitamin C, and is a source of folate, calcium, iron and vitamin E. It also contains useful amounts of vitamin K, thiamin, vitamin B6, potassium and iodine and is naturally low in sodium. Due to its high water content (93%) it is low in calories.
Raw watercress has a peppery taste, similar to other related plants like mustard and wasabi. Add to salad and or sandwiches.
Once cooked the pepperiness of watercress diminishes, leaving a distinctive vegetable flavour which tastes delicious in soups, stews and stir fries.