Watercress is usually sold in large bunches. Plan to do a few things with it or it can go to waste.
Look for sprightly dark green leaves - they should not be yellowing. The stalks should be crisp and firm with no signs of wilting.
Remove the string wrapped around the bunch and store in a plastic bag in the crisper section of the refrigerator.
Watercress can also be wrapped in damp paper towels to retain freshness. Eat within 3 days of purchase.
Tips & Tricks:
Watercress can be added to sandwiches, served in salads, blanched in salted water and served like spinach, mixed with pasta, used in soups ...
it's so good for you it's worth adding to everything!