Inventory, 12 ct : 22.85
This item was last sold on : 03/22/18
Watercress is an entirely edible, delicately textured green with lime colored leaflets that generally have three ovately shaped lobes. The leaves sprout from thin succulent stems that all connect to a a cluster of roots. The plant produces fragrant white flowers as it matures. At its height of maturity, watercress produces edible seeds, if left alone will self-sow. Each element of the plant carries flavors of pepper and mustard that become bolder with the plant's maturity or when grown out of season. Watercress provides a rich source of pollen, thus attracting bees throughout its flowering season.
Watercress is available year-round.
Cress is a general name that groups a class of sharply flavored greens that are used in salads and as potherbs. Watercress, meaning "nose twister", scientific name Nasturtium officinale, is a member of the Cruciferea, along with cabbages, kales and mustards. It is a cool season aquatic and semi-aquatic perennial herb, though, much like arugula, it is used primarily as a lettuce green.
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.
Watercress is native to Europe and Asia, with documentation of its existence dating back to 3,000 years ago to the Phoenicians, Ancient Greece and Portugal. It was cultivated from a wild plant in Europe in 100 A.D. Watercress was introduced to American in the 18th century though it has become commercially popular in the late 20th century. Watercress is one of the most widely used herbal greens in the world, with dozens of literal translations defining watercress as each culture's own.
Restaurants currently purchasing this product as an ingredient for their menu.
|Brooklyn Girl||San Diego CA||619-296-4600|
|Great Maple||San Diego CA||619-255-2282|
|Catania La Jolla||La Jolla CA||619-295-3173|
|Javier Plascencia||Bonita CA||619-295-3172|
|San Diego Yacht Club||San Diego CA||619-758-6334|
|Culinary Specialties||San Marcos CA||760-744-8220|
|Lodge at Torrey Pines Main||San Diego CA||858-453-4420|
|Prepkitchen Little Italy||San Diego CA||619-247-0394|
|Born & Raised||San Diego CA||619-550-5412|
|JRDN Restaurant||San Diego CA||858-270-5736|
|Inn at Rancho Santa Fe||Rancho Santa Fe CA||858-381-8289|
|Catamaran||San Diego CA||858-488-1081|
|Georges at the Cove||San Diego CA||858-454-4244|
|Casa de las Campanas Sur||San Diego CA||858 376 1522|
|Monteferante Foods||San Diego CA||(310)-740-0194|
|Two Seven Eight||San Diego CA||619-278-0080|
|La Jolla Beach & Tennis Club||San Diego CA||858-454-7126|
|Et Voilà! French Bistro||San Diego CA||619-209-7759|
|Art Institute of San Diego||San Diego CA||858-598-1200|
|The Wooden Spoon||Escondido CA||760-445-2816|
|Ballast Point Restaurant - Miramar||San Diego CA||858-790-6900|
|The Cork and Craft||San Diego CA||858-618-2463|
|Jake's Del Mar||Del Mar CA||858-755-2002|
|Craft and Commerce (Sekscobra Inc.)||San Diego CA||619-962-5935|
|Cesar RSF||Rancho Santa Fe CA||858-771-1313|
|Lauberge Del MarLauberge||Del Mar CA||858-259-1515|
|Lodge at Torrey Pines Grill||San Diego CA||858-453-4420|
|La Costa Glen North||Carlsbad CA||760-704-1436|
|Snooze - La Jolla||La Jolla CA||858-483-5556|
|Duke's La Jolla||La Jolla CA||858-454-1999|
|ProActive Nutrition||Chula Vista CA||508-527-9237|
|Fools and Kings||San Diego CA||619-578-2542|
|Nutmeg Café & Bakery||San Diego CA||858-405-2401|
|Seasons of La Jolla||San Diego CA||858-456-8619|
|The Corner Drafthouse||San Diego CA||619-255-2631|
|Bread & Cie Café||San Diego CA||619-295-3172|
|Ramada Hotel North and Conference Center||San Diego CA||858-278-0800|
|Solterra Winery + Kitchen||Encinitas CA||760-230-2970|
|Little Lion||San Diego CA||619-519-4079|
|Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College District||El Cajon CA||619-644-7585|
|Bishop School||San Diego CA||858-459-4021 x212|
|Petite Madeline Bakery||Oceanside CA||760-231-7300|
|Viejas Casino Locale||Alpine CA||702-401-0455|
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