Watercress – A Vegetable that Tops the List of “Powerhouse Fruits & Vegetables”
Watercress – A Vegetable that Tops the List of “Powerhouse Fruits & Vegetables” – 50 Seeds
Watercress contains significant amounts of iron, calcium, iodine, and folic acid, in addition to vitamins A and C. Because it is relatively rich in Vitamin C, watercress was suggested (among other plants).
A vegetable that contains more iron than spinach, more calcium than milk, and more vitamin C than oranges!
Sow in very shallow drills spread 3 inches apart, and cover with a light covering of soil. Watercress seeds germinate fairly quickly and germinate between 7 to 10 days. Thin out the seedlings to approximately 4 inches apart. When watercress established themselves into healthy growing plants and producing new shoots then feed them regularly. Use miracle grow / Seaweed / Powerfeed regularly and watch their vigorous growth! And please remember water them everyday to keep the compost damp.
Watercress is packed with below active ingredients:
Essential oil (rafanol), vitamins A, C, E, D and B1, B2, B6, K, carotene, minerals ( iron, magnesium, manganese, sulphur, zinc, and potassium, iodine), and bitters. Watercress has thiocyanateglycosides, mustard oil glycosides (glucosinolates), specifically gluconasturtiin, which can be hydrolyzed to 2- phenethyl isothiocyanate.
Fresh Watercress contains: Water 95.1%; Protein 2.3%; Total lipid (fat) 0.1%; Carbohydrate, by difference 1.3%; Fiber, total dietary 1.5%; Ash 1.2%. Minerals: Calcium, 120mg/100g; Iron, .20mg/100g; Magnesium, 21 mg/100g; Phosphorus, 60 mg/100g; Potassium, 330 mg/100g; Sodium, 41 mg/100g; Zinc, 0.11 mg/100g; Copper, 0.077 mg/100g; Manganese, 0.244 mg/100g; Selenium, Se 0.9 mcg/100g; Vitamin A, 4700 IU, Vitamin A, RE 470mcg; Vitamin C, 43.0 mg/100g; Thiamin 0.09 mg/100g; Riboflavin 0.12 mg/100g; Niacin 0.2 mg/100g; Pantothenic acid 0.3 mg/100g; Vitamin B-6 0.13 mg/100g; Folate, 9 mcg/100g;; fatty acids; and amino acids.
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Due to quarantine restrictions, seeds can’t be sent to Tasmania.