Garden cress microgreens – grow the classic yourself

Plant cress microgreens yourself without soil

Almost everyone knows this microgreen and many of us have already grown it ourselves and dived into the world of microgreens through cress at an early age.

How does it taste?

Not only does it taste good, it smells too. The slightly peppery, fresh taste and smell of garden cress spices up the kitchen.

Best fit?

Add a touch of spring to your sandwich or use cress as an ingredient in a delicious dip. Cress is one of the seven herbs in the popular Frankfurt green sauce, but is also a real hit on its own as a pesto.

Cress knowledge

Garden cress is primarily known as microgreen, as we probably all grew our own cress at school or kindergarten. And then destroyed straight away. But if we let it grow, it develops into a proud plant up to 50 cm high with beautiful white to pink flowers. In addition to the leaves, the flowers are also edible and a clever eye-catcher on your salad.

These cruciferous vegetables probably originated in West or Central Asia. In addition to garden cress, there are other types of cress: the best known are nasturtium and watercress. However, there is no close relationship here, just a similarity in name.

What's inside?

Cress is said to have an aphrodisiac effect and is also a real pick-me-up thanks to folic acid. Vitamin E has an antioxidant effect and thus protects against harmful external influences.

Garden cress contains vitamin E and folic acid