The Mighty¬†Greens garden showcases a range of edible plants used in green salad mixtures together with the development of watercress, Nasturtium officinale, from a traditional Victorian street snack to the cutting edge work of the University of Southampton in cancer prevention.
The garden is divided into three sections: growing; preparation in the kitchen and dining. Edible plants are also used in the dining area to add colour and interest.
We will highlight¬†the health benefits of growing and consuming a range of salad mixtures regularly, together with showcasing cutting¬†edge scientific research.
- Watercress contains 15 essential vitamins and minerals
- Gram for gram it contains more Vitamin C than oranges, more calcium than milk and more iron than spinach, and is in fact the most nutritious vegetable¬†of all!
- Watercress was the London ‘fast food’ of the Victorian era, sold by street sellers and consumed by the public in bunches as an ‘on-the-go’ snack
- Alresford in Hampshire, the official home of watercress, hosts an annual festival in May celebrating the brilliance of this versatile leaf
- The benefits of watercress are providing nutrition, boosting immunity, cancer prevention and thyroid support. These health benefits begin with a single serving of watercress as a dietary supplement.