Countless publications have predicted that watercress is the new kale in 2016. We couldn’t agree more. We’re glad the food industry and foodies at large are catching on, because there are a multitude of ways that watercress’s nutritional value surpasses other produce.
Our own Living Watercress and Upland Cress are antioxidant-certified. This means that laboratory testing, conducted by SCS, confirmed that Live Gourmet Living Upland Cress and Grower Pete’s Brand Organic Watercress contain high quantities of lutein, an antioxidant known to fight cancer-causing free radical compounds. In addition to being the most nutrient-dense vegetables, our Living Watercress and Upland Cress are versatile additions to many meals!
But don’t just take our word for it. There are many articles that feature ways in which watercress is a beneficial addition to your diet and healthy routine. We thought we’d share what publications are saying about the powerhouse green.
The Dish says: “Strong on nutrition and unexpectedly bold in flavor, watercress is the superfood that we all could probably use a bit more of in our lives.”
In Female First’s “Is Watercress the new Kale? Here are 10 reasons we think so” the author writes: “It has real flavour. Watercress brings pepperiness to the plate thanks to the ITCs (that’s isothiocyanates in case you didn’t know!) that are produced as you chew it. Those powerful little ITCs have been shown to have cancer preventative properties, repair the damage caused by exercise, stress and everyday living and actually boost the immune system too.”
Eat This states: “Gram for gram this mild-tasting and flowery-looking green contains four times more beta carotene than an apple, and a whopping 238 percent of your daily recommended dose of vitamin K per 100 grams—two compounds that keep skin dewy and youthful.”
Want to learn even more about the superfood watercress? Join us for an online chat tomorrow, Wednesday, February 3 from 12noon-1:30 p.m (pacific time) with Dr. Steve Rothwell. Sign up on The Optimist website.