Choose green watercress without any yellow areas or slippery stems — it does not taste good stale! 

Varieties to Explore
Upland Cress Green 

Nutrient Content Claims
Low calorie, Fat free, Saturated fat free, Cholesterol free, Very low sodium, Sugar free, High in vitamin C, High in vitamin K, Good source of vitamin A, Good source of copper 

Health Claims 

Dietary Fat & Cancer: Development of cancer depends on many factors. A diet low in total fat may reduce the risk of some cancers. Watercress is fat free. 

Sodium & Hypertension:

  • Diets low in sodium may reduce the risk of high blood pressure, a disease associated with many factors. Watercress is very low in sodium. 
  • Diets low in sodium may reduce the risk of high blood pressure. Watercress is very low in sodium. 
  • Watercress, as part of a low sodium diet, may reduce the risk of high blood pressure. 

Dietary Saturated Fat & Cholesterol & Risk of Coronary Heart Disease: While many factors affect heart disease, diets low in saturated fat and cholesterol may reduce the risk of this disease. Watercress contains no fat, saturated fat or cholesterol.

Fruits & Vegetables & Cancer: Low fat diets rich in fruits and vegetables (foods that are low in fat and may contain dietary fiber, vitamin A, or vitamin C) may reduce the risk of some types of cancer, a disease associated with many factors. Watercress is a good source of vitamin A and an excellent source of vitamin C. 


Rinse cut stems, blot with a paper towel and refrigerate in a plastic bag. Use within 4-5 days.


Check out our watercress recipes!


Presence in Ethnic Foods 
Chinese, Japanese, Korean / African 


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