Watercress is an excellent source of 15 vital minerals and vitamins, including Vitamin B1, Vitamin B6, Vitamin E, calcium and zinc which ensure healthy skin, teeth and overall good health. They also fight free radicals (cancer causing agents).
Watercress also contains l utein, a property that provides the orange, yellow and red colours in fruits and vegetables. They are essential in keeping heart disease, cancer and macular degeneration (which can lead to blindness) at bay.
The beta carotene in watercress converts to Vitamin A in our bodies, aiding our vision.
The iron in watercress is crucial for the healthy working of each cell in our bodies.