Feed in Moderation
  • Common Name: Bittercress
  • Latin Name: Cardamine spp.
  • Family Name: Brassicaceae

Bittercress is a member of the Brassica family and therefore is likely to contain fairly high levels of goitrogens, which if consumed in large quantities can interfere with the body's ability to absorb iodine from the diet.  We therefore recommend that it is fed in moderation and as part of a wider, varied diet. 

Cardamine hirsuta (Hairy bittercress)
Cardamine amara (Large bittercress)
Cardamine flexuosa (Wavy bittercress)

Please be aware that two or more goitrogenic plants should not be fed in conjunction with each other, and the sum total of goitrogenic foods should not exceed the guideline for a single plant of 'in moderation' (amber-green) or 'sparingly' (amber-red).  This will ensure that goitrogenic consumption stays within safe limits.

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