Watercress

Nasturtium officianale

Watercress is a superfood due to its high ANDI score (Aggregate Nutrient Density Index) with a small amount of calories. Fresh Please herbs are available in convenient travel trays or bunches. Our travel trays ensure freshness of produce and minimal handling to ensure absolute quality.

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Watercress is a dark, leafy green rapidly grown in natural spring water. Its small, oval, deep green succulent leaves carry high moisture content. Its leaves feature sharp, peppery and slightly tangy taste. Racemes of tiny white flowers appear in summer, which turns into small pods containing two rows of seeds. Its mature seeds are also edible.


Culinary Uses

Watercress is an ideal ingredient for many soups and pastas, another way too include watercress is through salad, and as an extra sandwich topping. 


Selecting the best produce

The freshest, highest quality herbs, will appear as though they have just been picked with plump looking leaves.  Look for produce which has healthy stems with no signs of yellowing or wilting.


Storing

0 degrees celcius at 90-100% relative humidity.

It is important that herbs are expertly handled during transportation. Herbs should be kept covered and away from refrigeration fans. 


Harvesting & Packaging

Fresh Please watercress is only cut by hand before being expertly tied into 200g bunches or pre packed in our Fresh Please ‘travel friendly’ pre-packs.  Pre-packs are available in a range of sizes from 20g upwards dependant on your requirements.


Availability

Available all year round. 

Nutrition

Watercress is a superfood with very low calories (only 11 calories per 100g raw leaves) and excellent source of vitamin K (contains 312% of the daily recommended value), vitamin C (contains 72% of the daily recommended value), and Vitamin A (contains 64% of the daily recommended value).

VITAMIN K

Vitamin K is an essential nutrient which facilitates in normal blood clotting. Vitamin K also aids in the transportation of calcium throughout the body, and as such may assist in promoting good bone health, reduce the instance of bone loss, and decrease risk of bone fractures. It also may help to prevent calcification of arteries and other soft tissue.

VITAMIN C

Vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant. Antioxidants boost your immune system, and may protect against cancer, heart disease, cataracts and infection. Vitamin C also helps with the absorption of iron and zinc found in other foods.

VITAMIN A

Vitamin A is important for good vision, a healthy immune system, and promoting cell growth.  Vitamin A is also linked to assisting in the skins ability to repel bacteria and viruses as well as being recognized as being essential to overall eye health vision and may slow declining retinal function. 


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