Watercress, a mineral-rich green leafy vegetable, is a cruciferous plant grown for centuries. The nutritious watercress falls under the Brassicaceae family. Its health benefits are obtained from the high content of vitamins and minerals. And, also due to the antioxidant properties of the phytochemical structure of watercress plant.
Watercress Nutrition Facts
Watercress contains more vitamin C than an orange, more calcium than milk, more iron than spinach and more folate than bananas. The phytonutrients are where the health benefits of watercress are contained. Watercress contains vitamin A, vitamin B6, vitamin B12, iron, magnesium, calcium, and phosphorus which are required for a healthy body.
Ecotone Farm is producing locally grown hydroponic watercress in Fellsmere, Florida.