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Watercress Is a Great Food to Include in Your Spring Detox

Learn to Love Watercress

Although watercress is farmed all year round its true season is Spring. The spicy yet odd taste of watercress is something people either love or hate. It is easy to love if you're an Anglophile — I totally associate cress with those lovely crustless tea sandwiches.


This pungent green is high in both vitamins C and A with a touch of calcium too. Considered an anti-cancer food, watercress is low in calories, only four per cup of raw greens.

Watercress is also considered a detox food since it helps energize cleansing enzymes in the liver. Toss this green into salads or put it on sandwiches. I personally love it with egg salad. Watercress makes a nice Spring soup when cooked and pureed with potatoes and broth. At a loss for how to fit this superfood into your diet. My culinary pal POPSUGAR Food has many recipes featuring watercress. How do you like to eat watercress? Share the details below.

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fizzymartini fizzymartini 6 years
TREEEES! That's what we used to call them at Uni, when our halls canteen had a phase of garnishing *absolutely everything* with watercress. That's where I first tasted it, and grew to love it... I would eat everyone else's discarded 'trees' too. Now watercress is an instant nostalgic throwback for me. Ah, the days...
audrina audrina 6 years
All of these comments sound really good. Thanks for sharing. I have never tried this before, but will definitely look for it on my next shopping trip. Hopefully I will like it too!
LittleMzFit LittleMzFit 6 years
The flavor reminds me of radishes! I like it in with a light broth and rice noodles with thinly sliced carrots, fresh celery, and some green onion. Yum!
ilanac13 ilanac13 6 years
when i used to eat fish, i feel like i would have tuna sandwiches that had watercress on them. i like the veggie - i think that it's a nice green to add even though it doesn't have much of a texture. thanks for sharing the detox info though - i never knew about that before.
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