Watercress, Semi-Aquatic Vegetable, Antioxidant Rich Food
A semi-aquatic vegetation with a hollow stem and peppery taste. Often used raw, in salads, but in some culture used in soup dishes.
It is related to cabbage and mustard greens ... hence, its peppery taste.
Watercress' Main Nutrients
- Antioxidant: Vitamin (C,K), Beta-carotene, Lutein, and Zeaxanthin
- Other: Iron, Calcium, Iodine, Manganese, Vitamin (A,B,C,K), Folate, Water
Watercress ... growing in a pond
Interesting stuff on Watercress
Now Found/Grown in:
It is considered a weed in some parts of the world.
Watercress for eyes, skin, hair and bones health
Examples of Health Benefits of Watercress
- For eye health
- For healthy skin
- For healthy hair
- Aids in managing arthritis
- For bone health and prevention of brittle bones
- In parts of the world where manure is used in its cultivation, there's a risk of parasite when eaten raw. Care must be taken to wash it thoroughly, before consumption.
- May interfere with some drug's metabolism for some individuals, such as muscle relaxant drugs.
Dark Green Leafy Vegetables
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