Enjoying watercress is easy with b&W
The B&W brand is your assurance that the watercress you are buying meets the highest standards for freshness and quality. Whether you choose bunches or leaves, B&W watercress is triple-washed and ready to enjoy in your favorite recipes.
How to Choose Watercress
If you are buying a watercress bunch, select the ones with dark green and crisp leaves.
B&W also offers Gourmet Watercress leaves that have been triple washed, air-tunnel dried, and pre-packed in recipe-friendly sizes for consumers, chefs, and foodservice operations. Just look for the B&W brand on the package!
How to Store Watercress
Most greens do not have a long shelf life. Watercress, which is 93% water, is no exception. Once harvested, this aquatic leaf is highly perishable and needs to be refrigerated.
Bunch watercress can be treated like a bouquet of flowers. Simply place the watercress stems in a jar of water and place it in the refrigerator. Cover the leaves loosely using a perforated bag. Stored this way, watercress can last for a couple of days.
You can also store bunch watercress by wrapping a wet cloth or paper towel around the stems and placing it in a plastic bag before storing it in the fridge.
B&W Gourmet Watercress leaves are pre-packed in breathable micro-perforated bags that can be stored directly in the refrigerator.
How to Prepare Watercress
Watercress is as easy to prepare as lettuce for a salad. Simply rinse it thoroughly in cold water and blot it dry using paper towels or use a standard salad spinner. For bunch watercress, use a kitchen knife to cut off any over-sized stems. Easy enough, right?
Now it’s ready to use in your favorite recipe. Try one of our favorites for something new.