Number one ingredient

Supplying watercress for soups, sauces, pestos, ice cream and even gin!

The UK's food innovators seem to have no limitations... our watercress is found all over the UK High Street in nutraceuticals, beverages, cosmetics, frozen aisles, sandwiches, sauces, fresh pesto, salads and our favourite - mouth-watering smoothies.

Due to its unique peppery flavour and highly regarded health attributes, watercress has been on the development list for many businesses at some point. Thanks to the historic and loyal support from UK consumers for this punchy leaf in UK homes, watercress on food packaging attracts customers.

The creativity never fails to amaze us and it's not just big business that uses watercress to create innovative new products; we are finding more new businesses are contacting us to source reliable, high quality and product specific watercress for their new products.

This love affair with the “Champion of the Chopping Board” is now percolating overseas and we are finding our powders in the USA and our leaves on menus throughout Europe, as well as in some of the finer retailers looking to enjoy not only the health benefits of watercress but the culinary revolution sparked by this renaissance in the UK.

Our small batch gin combines ten botanicals including fresh watercress grown by the Watercress Company to create a spirit that is intense, fragrant and very refreshing. Their amazing watercress adds sweet herbaceous notes and a peppery sparkle to the finish that lifts our gin to new heights. We think it makes the most refreshing gin and tonic ever, but perhaps we’re just a little biased.
— Winchester Distillery - Hampshire
We chose to use watercress in one of our salamis as we wanted to make a typically Hampshire product and watercress fits the bill perfectly especially as a seasoning with Twisted Nose Gin (using watercress as a botanical). The dried watercress is a great product, easy to store and retains all of the flavour.
— Parsonage Farm - Hampshire
We launched our Watercress & Pork sausage in 2014 as it’s a local hero product to Dorchester and the flavour of the mix was just what we wanted. We now sell more Watercress Warrior sausages than any other speciality sausage as it’s a firm favourite of our customers.
— Brace of Butchers - Dorset
We use fresh organic watercress from TWC in our restorative herbal hair and scalp treatment - H’Suan Wen Hua. An infusion of watercress is a key Ingredient in this hair treatment and best of all its collected fresh from just down the road....
— Lush - Dorset
Not the first ingredient you would think of when brewing beer I hear you ask, but we went slightly off-piste and used the seed. it is responsible for the stand out bitterness of this brew and passes on many of the natural properties during the brewing. We even had this beer featured on Saturday Kitchen!
— Cerne Abbas - Dorset