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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