Watercress is quite the powerhouse and often overlooked. Dogs usually love it’s peppery taste. Jam packed full of vitamins A, B1,2 & 6, C, K & the minerals Calcium, Manganese, magnesium, potassium and phosphorous. Only raw Broccoli has more magnesium & Vitamin C. The plant flavonol Quercetin is also contained and is often used for allergies with it’s anti-inflammatory properties and known as Nature’s Benadryl.
On-going research is finding interesting Cancer fighting abilities in this nutrient dense aquatic plant as well as helping eye disease, stronger bones & allergies. It is said that eating some every day can help reduce DNA damage to blood cells.
Nothing is a cure all and it’s all about balance but a little Watercress has got to be a good thing if it’s grown without chemicals and not genetically modified.
I am lucky enough to have a local organic source of Watercress, the powder made from the carefully maintained & much loved tanks is used in our human smoothies, soup & casseroles as well as dog treat recipes.
WATERCRESS WONDERS FOR WOOFERS!
- 1 Cup Gram Flour
- 2 tablespoons coconut flour (optional for crunch and taste)
- 1 egg
- 2 tablespoons Watercress powder
- Chaga tea to moisten, add gradually until a soft dough forms.
- OPTIONALS ADD ON’S
- Pumpkin, sunflower, flax or chia seeds
- Banana or berries
- Rosehips (syrup or dried)
Cut into shapes once a dough has been formed & cook on moderate heat (around 160) for 15/20 minutes.
Cool and decant into jars until treat time.
The powder we use can be purchased in small batches from……..