Garden cress

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Garden Cress
Young plants
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Brassicales
Family: Brassicaceae
Genus: Lepidium
Species: L. sativum
Binomial name
Lepidium sativum
L.

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]

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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.

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  1. Vegetables of Canada. NRC Research Press. ISBN 0-660-19503-8, 9780660195032
  2. 2.0 2.1 Vegetables of Canada. NRC Research Press. ISBN 0-660-19503-8, 9780660195032