Vietnamese Name: Xà Lách Son
Common Culinary Name: Watercress
Botanical Family & Name: Brassicaceae, Nasturtium sp.
Vegetative Description: Shiny green leaves grow on central stem with terminal leaf being the largest. Leaf edges are slightly wavy.
Native Habitat & Ecology: North America, Europe & Central Asia
Tasting Note: Grassy, peppery
Culinary Uses: Eaten along side noodle soups or found on lettuce and herb plates to wrap with fried or grilled foods.
Medicinal Uses: Aids digestion, mild stimulant & antioxidant
Propagation: By seed. Loves water environments or very moist soil.