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Watercress

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About This Food

Description

Watercress is a member of the cruciferous family of vegetables.

This naturally aquatic plant is cultivated worldwide, and can be found growing naturally in streams or other moving water.

Watercress is rich in glucosinolates and also phenethyl isothiocyanate(PEITC) and has recently been found to protect against smoke-induced lung cancer.

Selecting & Storing

Store watercress in the crisper of the refrigerator. Use within 2-3 days for best results.

Special diets
  • AIP Diet
  • Candida Diet
  • Diabetic
  • Elimination Diet
  • Gluten-Free Diet
  • Gluten-Free/Dairy-Free Diet
  • Grain-Free Diet
  • Low Carb Diet
  • Low FODMAP Diet
  • Low Histamine Diet
  • Low Lectin Diet
  • Low Oxalate Diet
  • Paleo Diet (Light)
  • Paleo Diet (Strict)
  • PCOS Diet
  • Pescetarian Diet
  • Primal Diet
  • Thyroid Diet
  • Vegetarian Diet
  • Whole Foods
Benefits
Excellent Source of
  • VitaminA
  • VitaminC
  • VitaminK
Good Source of
  • Calcium
  • Manganese
Preferences
  • No Fish
  • No Red Meat
  • No Pork
  • No Shellfish
  • No Gluten
  • No Nuts
  • No Seeds
  • No Soy
  • No Dairy
  • No Poultry
  • No Molds
  • No Coconut
  • No Pseudograins
  • No Eggs
  • No Corn
  • No Yeast
  • No Peanuts
  • No Citrus
  • No Nightshade
  • No Legumes
  • No Grains
  • Low Carbohydrate
  • Low Cholesterol
  • Low Fat
  • Low Sodium
  • Low Sugars
  • Low Saturated Fat
Nutrition & Macros
Nutrition Information

Serving size: 3 cup(s) chopped

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Calories: 11

Omega-6 / Omega-3 ratio: 1 : 1

Macronutrients
Amount
Total Fat
0.1 g
Saturated Fat
0.03 g
Monounsaturated Fat
0.01 g
Polyunsaturated Fat
0.04 g
Trans Fat
0 g
Essential Fatty Acids (Omega-3)
23 g
ALA
23 mg
EPA
0 mg,
DHA
0 mg,
Conjugated Linoleic Acid(CLA)
0 mg
Cholesterol
0 mg
Total Carbohydrate
1.32 g
Net Carbohydrate
0.81 g
Sugars
0.2 g
Fiber
0.51 g
Protein
2.35 g
Sugar Alcohols
0 g
Vitamins
Amount
% Daily Value*
Vitamin A
3254.82 IU
65%
Vitamin C
43.86 mg
73%
Vitamin D
0 IU
0%
Vitamin E
1.02 IU
3%
Vitamin B6
0.13 mg
6%
Vitamin B12
0 mcg
0%
Vitamin K
255 mg
319%
Folate
9.18 mcg
2%
Niacin
0.2 mg
1%
Riboflavin
0.12 mg
7%
Thiamin
0.09 mg
6%
Choline
9.18 mg
2%
Minerals
Calcium
122.4 mg
12%
Copper
0.08 mg
4%
Iron
0.2 mg
1%
Magnesium
21.42 mg
5%
Manganese
0.25 mg
12%
Phosphorous
61.2 mg
6%
Potassium
336.6 mg
10%
Selenium
0.92 mcg
1%
Sodium
41.82 mg
2%
Zinc
0.11 mg
1%
Phytonutrients
Alpha-carotene
0 mcg
Beta-carotene
1952.28 mcg
Beta-cryptoxanthin
0 mcg
Lutein + zeaxanthin
5882.34 mcg
Lycopene
0 mcg

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