Watercress

 Watercress Key facts Watercress is hugely underrated as it brings plenty of peppery flavour to a wide range of dishes. Not only that, but it's extremely rich in iron, calcium and folic acid, as well as vitamins A and C. It's also said to have cancer-suppressing qualities. In the UK, Alresford near Winchester in Hampshire is said to be the watercress capital, to the extent that there's a local Watercress Line railway.

Popular with everyone, watercress is a bit like rocket, with its own distinctive, fresh, peppery flavour.

I think it's too strong to be used on its own, but it's wonderful combined with lettuce, used as a garnish and for giving its own unmatched flavour to soups and sauces.

 
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