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Garden Cress
Young plants
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L. sativum
Binomial name
Lepidium sativum
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Garden cress is a fast-growing eatable herb that is related to watercress and mustard, sharing their peppery taste and aroma. Garden cress is usually grown in England, France, the Netherlands and Scandinavia.[1]

Cookery

Garden Cress is added to soups, sandwiches and salads for its tangy taste.[2] It is also eaten as sprouts, and the fresh or dried seed pods can be used as a peppery seasoning.[2] In England, cut cress shoots are used in sandwiches with boiled eggs, mayonnaise and salt.

References

  1. Munro, Derek B. (1997). Vegetables of Canada. NRC Research Press. p. 246. ISBN 978-0-660-19503-2 . https://books.google.com/?id=z_yezcnaUHQC&pg=PA246. 
  2. 2.0 2.1 Munro, Derek B. (1997). Vegetables of Canada. NRC Research Press. p. 246. ISBN 978-0-660-19503-2 . https://books.google.com/?id=z_yezcnaUHQC&pg=PA246.