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Water cress is one of the oldest leaf vegetable eaten by humans. It is related to mustard and radish hence the slightly peppery tangy flavour. It is not available in dried form and will only store fresh in a plastic bag in your refrigerator for about 3 days.
Aside from iron and calcium, watercress is also rich in vitamin C, magnesium, zinc and manganese.
It is an aquatic herb, grown in temperate climate in Australia. To spice up your food such as soups and salads, watercress is a good choice.
Watercress is also available throughout the year but best on October. When buying watercress, choose crisp dark green leaves from your local green grocer . It will surely pay you having watercress daily in your fridge! Eating this healthy vegetable is highly beneficial.