Common Name: Berro, Watercress
Binomial Nomenclature: Nasturtium officinale
Culinary Use: Leaves - raw or cooked. Watercress is mainly used as a garnish or as an addition to salads, the flavor is strong with a characteristic hotness The seed can be sprouted and eaten in salads.
Medicinal Use: Watercress is very rich in vitamins and minerals, and has long been valued as a food and medicinal plan Considered a cleansing herb, its high content of vitamin C makes it a remedy that is particularly valuable for chronic illnesses
Fun Fact: The juice of the plant is a nicotine solvent and is used as such on strong tobaccos