Watercress Delivery or Pickup
The Instacart guide to watercress products
Once used mainly as a garnish and a staple in the diet of Roman soldiers, watercress is now making headlines as one of the latest superfoods to hit the table. It has a piquant flavor, with spicy, peppery notes similar to those of radish or wasabi. The leaves, fruit, and stems are all edible and, while they are typically eaten raw, they can also be cooked or pureed and added to soups and sauces.
A member of the mustard family, watercress is an aquatic flowering plant grown in natural spring water. The perennial plant grows rapidly and is native to Asia and Europe. Watercress stems are hollow and float in water and produce small, white and green flowers. While it may be mistaken for a weed, it has a distinct flavor and many health benefits associated with it.
In addition to traditional watercress, there are three varieties that are practically interchangeable.
- Upland Cress: This variety has thinner stems than traditional watercress and a more delicate flavor. It is typically sold with the roots still attached to it.
- Garden Cress: This variety has a spicier flavor than traditional watercress.
- Koren watercress: This variety is bitter and crunchier.
Watercress Near Me
Buy your favorite watercress online with Instacart. Order watercress from local and national retailers near you and enjoy on-demand, contactless delivery or pickup within 2 hours.