Watercress is a rapidly growing, aquatic or semi-aquatic, perennial plant and one of the oldest known leaf vegetables consumed by humans. Its small, deep green, round leaves and edible stems have a peppery, spicy flavour with a "bite". Watercress is related to mustard and is one of the strongest-tasting salad leaves available.
All Cress varieties are rich in vitamins A & C, iron and calcium. Watercress is considered a super food due to its cancer fighting antioxidants the body's detoxifying enzymes.