Garden cress is rich in vitamins A, B1, B2, B3, C and D. It contains niacin, calcium, phosphorus and essential oils with antibiotic effect. It can be, thus, used as an effective means of general cleansing of the body, helping with anaemia, bronchitis and rheumatism. Thanks to the unusual shape of its leaves and the strong taste, you can appreciate it in salads. Garden cress also represents an ideal garnish for bread with butter or spread.
Lutein is a xanthophyll colourant belonging to the carotenoids that is produced by plants. Among other things, lutein protects against cataracts and other eye diseases.
Vitamin C is essential for health as it reduces bleeding, improves the quality of teeth and bones, stimulates white blood cells production, and acts as an antioxidant.
Beta-carotene has potent antioxidant effects, reduces the risk of cancer, and increases the overall ability of the human body to defend itself.
Vitamin K is essential for proper blood clotting and also plays a vital role in the process of bone mineralisation and cell growth.