Watercress

$2.80

豆瓣菜

Easy to grow, watercress sprouts should become one of the mainstays of your micro-green garden! Start this sprouting seed today!

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Description

Low growing and trailing European perennial Nasturtium officinale, a member of the Mustard Family. Easy to grow, grows well in wet soil.  Little, dark-green leaves a delicious pungent flavour with dense whorls small racemes of whitish flowers, grow on crisp stems that come from thick, long roots. High vitamin rich, it makes a tasty and nutritious. Watercress is particularly valued in Chinese cooking as it has ‘cool’ properties, and promotes vital fluids which help
moisturise the lungs and alleviate coughs. Classic Chinese soup, Watercress and honey dates with Pork Ribs – xī yáng cài tang 西洋菜汤 in Mandarin. An appetizing salads green, broth cream soup, useful for garnishing meats.

TIPS: Place pots on a tray that can be filled with water, to provide constant moisture to the roots.Once flowering is underway, the leaves of watercress become bitter.

豆瓣菜又称西洋菜(广东通称)、水田芥、水蔊菜等,多年生水生草本植物。原产欧洲是十字花科豆瓣菜属中的多年生水生草本植物,全体光滑无毛,叶宽青绿色、卵形,小叶柄细而扁,花瓣白色,花柱短。豆瓣菜以质地脆嫩多汁、色泽青绿的嫩茎叶供食用,清香爽口,营养丰富。含有大量的蛋白质、维生素A和钙铁等元素,且具有清肺热、润肺燥、利尿的功效,具有较好的抗衰老的作用。一般以煲汤为首选、白灼或与蒜蓉拌炒。豆瓣菜口感脆嫩,是火锅之必备食材。西洋菜在欧洲人的吃法大致归为以下几种:作沙律生吃、拌意大利面、把它当做佐餐装饰或者做成浓汤。