Watercress has round, dark green, soft glossy leaves. The flavour is rich and peppery, with a sharp, slightly bitter character.
It matches perfectly with eggs, cheese, fish, fennel, cucumber and sweet fruits. It can be made into butter, sauce, or a delightful creamy soup, and it can be added to salads, sandwiches, pizza, pasta, omelettes and stir fries. It can be used in recipes as a refreshing substitute for spinach.
Our Watercress reduces the risk of a coronary heart disease, when eaten as part of a varied, healthy diet, due to it being 100% fresh produce. It also reduces blood pressure and total blood cholesterol due to its low saturated fat and low salt content.
Our specially designed bag allows the right mix of oxygen and carbon dioxide to enter and escape, retaining maximum freshness. Store in original bag in vegetable drawer of refrigerator, and use within two days of opening. It can also be frozen by roughly chopping and placing in a zip-lock bag as is. Seal and freeze overnight. It can then be used in a similar way to frozen spinach.
Culture and History
Historically, Watercress was valued so highly as a tonic and cure-all, that very early hospitals were located near fresh water streams where it grew, to ensure that patients would have an unlimited supply of this nutritious herb. It is so popular in the United Kingdom that their annual Watercress Festival draws a crowd of 15,000 visitors.