Watercress Recipes

The ancient Greeks believed watercress could brighten their intellect
“Eat watercress and get wit.”

One of the best things about watercress is its versatility. An ancient green, watercress is part of the cruciferous (also known as brassica) family of vegetables along withᅠkale, broccoli, rocket and brussel sprouts. Watercress is more peppery than rocket, but it is more flavourful and packs a heap more of a nutritional punch.

According to the USDA National Nutrient Database, two cups of fresh watercress contains only 7 calories. And eating 2 cups of watercress will meet 212% of vitamin K, 48% of your vitamin C, 44% of vitamin A, 8% ofᅠcalciumᅠand manganese, 6% of potassiumᅠand 4% of vitamin E, thiamin, riboflavin, vitamin B-6,ᅠmagnesiumᅠand phosphorus needs for the day. What’s not to like?

 

Want to incorporate more watercress benefits into your diet?

Watercress is most commonly eaten fresh in salads, as a garnish or in sandwiches. However, watercress can also be incorporated into pastas, casseroles and sauces just like any other green. Watercress will sauté faster than tougher greens like kale and lends a mild, slightly peppery taste. It also makes for fantastic soups, both creamy and clear. Add watercress to your next omelette or scrambled eggs. Looking for something to go with crackers or crudités? You can’t go past Watercress pesto and creamy dips.

Watercress, bursting with vitamins, minerals
and nutrients, and it tastes great too.

watercress nutrition

Watercress Pesto

Creamy Watercress Soup

Watercress, Mango
& Pomegranate Salad

Creamy Watercress Dip

Matakana Salad

Pork Rib & Watercress Soup

Watercress Potatoes
with Smoked Kahawai

Watercress Recipes - Enjoy!

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