Michigan State University Extension
Preserving Food Safely - 01600787


Watercress is an aquatic plant grown along stream
banks. It small green leaves have a sharp, pungent, peppery
flavor. Watercress is used as a garnish as well as in
salads. However, it is very perishable. Purchase it only
if it looks very green and fresh. Store in the
refrigerator. Watercress is always sold in small bunches
and usually at moderate prices.

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