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Updated 27 February 2013

Watercress

Watercress has many health benefits: it is a traditional treatment for eczema, counters anaemia, may reduce cancer risk and helps avoid and treat infections.

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Watercress has many health benefits: it is a traditional treatment for eczema , counters anaemia, may reduce cancer risk and helps avoid and treat infections.

Watercress provides concentrated antioxidant protection. It must be washed well before eating. Watercress will wilt after a few days, so it is best to eat it as soon as possible.

Raw watercress is very low in calories and can be eaten freely. It provides a large portion of an adult's calcium and folate needs.


Calories 22
Calcium 170mg
Carotenes 2,520 mcg
Folate 200 mcg
Iron 2,2mg
Potassium 230mg
Vitamin C 62mg
Vitamin E 1,5mg
Zinc 0,7mg
Per 100g
 
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