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Watercress stops aging and cleanse your body from viruses and bacteria
Watercress is a tiny plant that contains huge amounts of beneficial minerals and nutrients. It can be a trusty source of health especially in winter, when vegetables don’t grow so profusely. You can easily grow it yourself at home and it doesn’t take long.
What can be found in watercress?
Watercress is packed with minerals and vitamins. For example anti-aging vitamin E, vitamin C to support our immune system, beta-carotene and vitamins A, B1, B3, B6 and K.
It also contains minerals that regulate metabolism. For example potassium, zinc, magnesium, iron and calcium.
How to grow watercress?
We recommend to plant good amount of seeds so you grow a really thick sward of watercress. Take a shallow bowl or a flowerpot and fill it with soil, circa 2cm from bottom to top. You can also use cotton wool or a dishtowel. Cover it with seeds and water them. It is important to water watercress each and every day. You can’t miss out. Let it grow up to 10 cm approximately and then cut it. Then repeat the steps once again to achieve a second harvest from the very same seeeds.
The best recipe?
Watercress is slightly peppery in taste and it can revive your dishes in many ways. You can simply sprinkle it over your buttered bread and you can add a fresh cream cheese. It’s perfect for spreads, stuffing or can be added as greens to your boiled potatoes and salads.
Tip: Watercress pesto
Throw two or three fistfuls of watercress in your mortar or blender, add a fistful of peeled chopped almonds, one small clove of garlic, a spoon of pecorino or parmesan, six to eight tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil and grind it to a paste. You can serve it with pasta, roasted vegetables or a baguette. It can also be used as a tasty topping for your tapas.