Watercress is a leafy green vegetable that grows near natural water sources. Watercress is related to mustard and has a similar, but milder, spicy flavor.
Watercress is commonly sold with the roots intact. Purchased this way, it can be stored like a bouquet of flowers in a glass of water in the fridge, with a plastic bag over the leaves.
See also Leafy Greens.
|Serving size:||100 g (about 3 cups)|
|Region:||Europe, Asia, North America|
|Blood||Neutralizes acidic waste in the blood. Helps fight anemia.|
|Bones||Helps fight against osteoporosis.|
|Gallbladder||Juiced watercress can help normalize gallbladder function.|
|Hormone Balance||Helps regain hormone balance.|
|Skin||Helps to heal chronic pimples, acne, and eczema. Natural internal skin cleanser and antiseptic.|
|Thyroid||Helps treat thyroid deficiencies.|
|Iodine||N/A||N/A||One of the very few non-oceanic plants containing iodine.|
|Vitamin A||4700 IU||94%||Especially high in beta carotene.|
|Vitamin K||250 mcg||313%|