Originating in Europe but used in both European and Asian cooking. This aquatic plant from the nasturium family grows in running water and can be found growing in the wild in creeks and rivers in Australia.Choose fresh looking bunches with green firm leaves and stalks. To refresh sumberge in cold water for 10 mins. Store for a few days in a plastic bag in the crisper section of the refrigerator.To use pick the sprigs with leaves off the main stem, discarding the stem. Watercress has a mustardy flavour that works well with strongly flavoured meats. The leaves are great in a salad, with potatoes or orange segments. Watercress goes well with eggs and goats cheese and can be made into a fresh tasting soup, served hot or cold. Available all year round.