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Watercress is a wonderful plant to grow in Aquaponics.
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Watercress is a wonderful plant to grow in Aquaponics. 

It is very easy to grow. As shown in the video, just break off a piece and put in water making sure you have a junction that has the small roots coming out. It is easy to see. 
Watercress is very fast growing.
Watercress in the wild can sometimes be found near slow-moving streams. Watercress is a wonderful, leafy green food source that is a close cousin to mustard greens, and arugula (rocket).  Watercress is a part of the cruciferous (also known as Brassica) family of vegetables along with kale, cabbage, broccoli, and Brussels sprouts.

Watercress is a very versatile plant. It can be used as a salad green with lettuce or fresh spinach, steamed and eaten as a vegetable, in stir fries and soups imparting a very mild, pepper-like flavour. It's also good in sandwiches.

According to the USDA National Nutrient Database, two cups of fresh watercress (about 68 grams) contains only 7 calories.

 

Two cups of watercress also provide:

 

1.6 grams of protein

0.1 grams of fat

0.9 grams of carbohydrate (including 0.3 grams of fiber and 0.1 grams of sugar)

Consuming 2 cups of watercress will meet the following level of daily requirements:

 

212 percent of vitamin K

48 percent of vitamin C

44 percent of vitamin A

8 percent of calcium

8 percent of manganese

6 percent of potassium

Plus, 4 percent of vitamin E, thiamin, riboflavin, vitamin B-6, magnesium, and phosphorus.