Watercress Tips and Tricks
- Superfood with it´s exceptional nutritional contents even compared to cabbage or broccoli.
- Iron, calcium, magnesium, folic acid, iodine, A, B and C-vitamins.
- Pretty round ""baby leaves"" and juicy stems. Mild, with only hint of pepper in it´s taste.
- Germinates in 5 days.
- After three weeks the biggest leaves are ready for use.
- Typically there forms white aerial roots in the stems, but edible as well.
- Cut a bunch of stems and wait for new ones to be enjoyed.
If you like rocket, you’ll love watercress. Firstly, it’s a good source of vitamins, iron and calcium. And secondly, it has a pleasantly sharp and peppery flavour from the mustard oil it contains– hence the Latin name nasturtium which is said to come from nasus, nose, and tortus, twisted. Watercress gives a brisk kick to sandwiches with egg, mayonnaise, ham, tuna or smoked fish. Try garnishing you roast veggies with watercress, mix it with milder salad leaves or whizz in a blender with potatoes to a very British soup. Jolly good, if not smashing.