50. Watercress

No 50
Common Name: Watercress
Scientific Name: Nasturtium officinale
Irish Name: Biolar
Family: Brassicaceae
Habitat: Streams and ditches
Uses: Salads, This plant is said to contain significant amounts of iron, calcium, folic acid, Vitamins A and C but it is extremely important to know precisely what conditions it has been grown in as various parasites can inhabit the waters in which it grows in the wild.   Watercress Soup is absolutely delicious and very nourishing, as are salads to which carefully sourced watercress is added.

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