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A perennial aquatic plant that contains glycosides, minerals, vitamins A, C, E, niacin, and volatile oils; it is diuretic, expectorant
Indications Internally, coughs and bronchitis, diabetes, weakness; topically, a poultice for gout, rheumatic disease
Warning Watercress may be a vector for liver flukes, and must be cleaned
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The risks of watercress are really no different than the risks of other aquatic plants.
If you are a vegetarian looking for a good source of iron, include watercress in your diet along with bran flakes, spinach, muesli, chick peas, red and green lentils, dried fruits, nuts etc.
At the same time, we want to demonstrate to watercress lovers that we appreciate their support.
Another health scare such as the salmonella outbreak, which is believed to have led to the death of one person, could "spoil everything for everyone", according to Watercress Lane sales manager Gavin fisher.
The chemical in watercress that makes it taste peppery - phenyethyl isothiocyanate, or PEITC - prevented cell damage.
While watercress is a common ingredient in Chinese soups, I prefer eating it uncooked.
Watercress is an excellent source of the antioxidants vitamins A and C, as well as vitamin K, an essential micronutrient for bone health.
In response Vitacress is introducing a range of branded washed and read-to-eat Watercress and Baby Leaf bagged salads, with a focus on freshness and quality of appearance, to lead the way in this fixture and continue to drive the current growth.
Roasted Bell Pepper Treattarome 9810, Watercress Treattarome 9820 and Celery Treattarome 9790 impart fresh top notes to create distinct savory flavor profiles for many food systems.
On 29 October 2002, we visited Seven Springs and spring run where we dipnetted a single specimen of the endangered watercress darter, Etheostoma nuchale Howell & Caldwell.
The epigraph for my essay is drawn from his report of a conversation with one of these children, an eight-year-old seller of watercress, a desperately poor little girl whose straightforward approach to her responsibilities and burdens severely challenges his middle-class idea of childhood as a carefree time of play.