Watercress, the 'World's Healthiest Vegetable, and Your Body 

Although watercress topped a June 2014 report called "Defining Powerhouse Fruits and Vegetables: 

A Nutrient Density Approach," the news has resurfaced in recent weeks due to B&W Quality Growers' successful marketing campaign.  

The produce maker used the 2014 CDC scoring to promote watercress, and Vogue and the New York Post publicized its benefits. 


This bizarre game of reporting telephone may have revived old news and reminded us how nutritious watercress is. 

Cabbage, chard, and spinach were major hits, but only watercress scored 100.  

The CDC states that "the food provides, on average, 100% DV of the qualifying nutrients per 100 calories." 

Back to the initial report: William Paterson University researchers in New Jersey ranked "powerhouse" fruits and vegetables .

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