Botanical Name: Barbarea verna
Common Name: Upland Cress, land cress, bank cress, early yellowrocket, early wintercress, creasy cress, American cress, Belle Isle cress and scurvy cress
Description: Upland Cress is a versatile baby green that is commonly used in soup, salad, sandwiches and practically and way that spinach is used. It has a robust peppery taste that accents any dish.
- Upland cress was used in early times to ward off scurvy (thus scurvy cress) because it was high in vitamin C.
- Upland cress has roots in southwestern Europe.
- Upland cress is in the same family as mustard and cabbage.
Nutritional values: Upland cress offers a generous amount of vitamin C as well as iron, copper, calcium, iodine and potassium.