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Nutrition and Watercress

A recent study from William Paterson University in New Jersey has ranked the top powerhouse fruits and vegetables based upon the nutrients they provide per calorie.  Believe it or not, “watercress” topped the list.  Watercress is a cruciferous vegetable, and at only four calories per cup, which is amazing, it contains more vitamins and minerals per bite than”kale” or “spinach”.   The ranking were based on the Agriculture Department data regarding the content of fiber, potassium, protein, calcium, folate, vitamin B12, vitamin A, vitamin D, and other nutrients considered important to our health.  Watercress contains many nutrients that protect against cancer and heart disease including high levels of B vitamins, vitamin C, vitamin K, iron, riboflavin, niacin, folate and calcium.