Cress

Cress

English name: Cress

Scientific name: Lepidium sativum L.

Local/Bangla Name: Not known

 

 

 

 

Taxonomic Position According to Cronquist (1981)

Kingdom Plantae
Division Magnoliophyta
Class Magnoliopsida
Order Brassicales
Family Brassicaseae
Genus Lepidium
Species  L. sativum

cress-plant

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Economic Importance

Garden cress is used as culinary purposes, added to soups, sandwiches and salads for its tangy flavor. It is also eaten as sprout and the fresh or dried seed pods can be used as a peppery seasoning, cress shoots are commonly used in sandwiches with boiled eggs mayonnaise and salt.

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