Watercress (Nasturtium officinale) , also known as NA, is scientifically classified as Kingdom: Plantae (unranked): Angiosperms (unranked): Eudicots (unranked): Rosids Order: Brassicales Family: Brassicaceae Genus: Nasturtium Species: N. officinale.

Watercress is a leafy green food source that is a close cousin tomustard greens, cabbage, and arugula. An attractive, succulent plant, watercress bears small, round, slightly scalloped leaves, which, in summer, produce tiny white flowers that become small pods with two rows of edible seeds. Watercress has been cultivated in Europe, Central Asia, and the Americas for millennia for use as both food and a medicine.

Health Benefits

Modern science has identified more than 15 essential vitamins and minerals contained in this one herb � more iron than spinach, more calcium than milk, and more vitamin C than oranges.

Nutrient Facts

Nutritional value per 100 g (3.5 oz)
Energy   46kj
Dietary fiber   0.5g
Carbohydrates   1.29g
Sugars   0.2g
Fat   0.1g
Protein   2.3g
Calcium 12% 120mg
Copper 0%  0mg
Iron 2% 0.2mg
Magnesium 6% 21mg
Manganese 12% 0.244mg
Phosphorus 9% 60mg
Potassium 7% 330mg
Sodium 3%  41mg
Zinc 0%  0mg
Vitamin A IU % 0mg
Vitamin A equivalent 20% 160mg
Beta-Carotene 18% 1914mg
B1 - Thiamine 8% 0.09mg
B2 - Riboflavin 10% 0.12mg
B3 - Niacin 0% 0mg
B5 - Pantothenic acid 6% 0.31mg
B6 - Vitamin 10% 0.129mg
B9 - Folate 2% 9mg
Vitamin C 52% 43mg
Vitamin E 7% 1mg
Vitamin K 238% 250mg
Choline 0% 0mg
Betaine   0mg
Other constituents    
Water   0
Fluoride   0

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