Water Cress

Watercress is an aquatic edible plant native to Europe, Asia and Australia.

 

It has deep green leaves exceptionally rich in vitamins A, C and E, calcium and iron. It is considered as a cleansing herb, very good for the human body for this reason it has long been valued as a food and medicinal plant.

 

Watercress is one of the strongest-tasting salad leaves available, it has a slightly bitter and peppery flavor. It’s very good to be eaten fresh in salad or cooked as a pot herb.

 

Seen at: Johnstons Creek, Glebe, NSW, Australia.

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