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Bungle in the Jungle #1912

Cress (Lepidium sativum), aka mustard and cress, garden pepper cress, pepper grass, pepperwort or poor person’s pepper.

Line a flat dish with paper towels, saturate with water, sprinkle cress seeds generously, keep moist and you’ll have all the vitamins and trace elements you’ll ever need.

Nutritional value per 100 g (3.5 oz)
Energy 134 kJ (32 kcal)
Carbohydrates 5.5 g
Sugars 4.4 g
Dietary fiber 1.1 g
Protein 2.6 g
Vitamin A equiv. 346 μg (43%)
beta-carotene 4150 μg (38%)
lutein and zeaxanthin 12500 μg
Thiamine (vit. B1) 0.08 mg (7%)
Riboflavin (vit. B2) 0.26 mg (22%)
Niacin (vit. B3) 1 mg (7%)
Pantothenic acid (B5) 0.247 mg (5%)
Vitamin B6 0.247 mg (19%)
Folate (vit. B9) 80 μg (20%)
Vitamin C 69 mg (83%)
Vitamin E 0.7 mg (5%)
Vitamin K 541.9 μg (516%)
Calcium 81 mg (8%)
Iron 1.3 mg (10%)
Magnesium 38 mg (11%)
Manganese 0.553 mg (26%)
Phosphorus 76 mg (11%)
Potassium 606 mg (13%)
This entry was published on 13 June, 2013 at 13:00 and is filed under Botanics, Culinary, Mainz. Bookmark the permalink. Follow any comments here with the RSS feed for this post.

2 thoughts on “Bungle in the Jungle #1912

  1. But, how does it taste?

    • Buy some seeds and follow the instructions. Tastes fresh/healthy/peppery.
      Scramble some eggs, get some slices of wholemeal bread, butter them and then slather them with the egg and cress mixture.

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