When picking watercress, try to select the biggest, greenest and
most healthiest looking leaves that are as fresh as possible and
showing no signs of wilting or yellowing.
Watercress should be stored in the
fridge. To make watercress stay fresher for longer, keep it
submerged in water, this way, it can maintain its freshness for
up to seven days.
Preparing Watercress for Cooking
Watercress is very quick and simple to prepare. Remove only
yellow or wilting leaves, and discard of any oversized stalks.
Watercress makes an excellent addition to a sandwich, salad,
soup and purees.
Try to avoid cooking watercress as
this vegetable is excellent raw and will provide the highest
nutritional content when eaten raw. Cooking watercress will
reduce the vitamin content and its natural pungent flavours.