Water Cress " Bakla"
· Around 400 BC on the Island of Kos,
Hippocrates, the father of medicine, is said to have located his first hospital
beside a stream so that he could grow a plentiful supply of watercress to help
treat his patients
· The watercress industry continued to thrive
during both World Wars when the country had to rely on home grown produce and
watercress sandwiches at “high tea” became almost a national institution.