Latin Name:Nasturtium officinale; syn. Nasturtium microphyllum, Rorippa nasturtium-aquaticum
Family Name: Brassicaceae
Watercress is a member of the Brassica family, and likeall the brassicas it should be fed in moderation because it contains goitrogens which interfere with the thyroid if eaten in excess. Always ensure that store-bought produce is washed thoroughly before feeding. See also Watercressin the Aquatic category. 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.