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Tropaeolum majus (garden nasturtium, Indian cress or monks cress) is a flowering plant in the family Tropaeolaceae. It is a herbaceous annual plant with trailing stems growing to 1 metre long. The leaves are large, nearly circular, 3 to 15 centimetres diameter, green above, paler below. The flowers are 3-6 cm diameter, they vary from yellow to orange to red, frilled and often darker at the base of the petals. The fruit is 2 cm broad, three-segmented, each segment with a single large seed 1-1.5 cm long.
 
It is widely cultivated, both as an ornamental plant and as a medicinal plant.
All its parts are edible. The flower has most often been consumed, making for an especially ornamental salad ingredient, it has a slightly peppery taste reminiscent ofwatercress, and is also used in stir fry. The flowers contain vitamin C. Moreover, they contain up to 45 mg of lutein per 100 gr, which is the highest amount found in any edible plant. The unripe seed pods can be harvested and dropped into spiced vinegar to produce a condiment and garnish, sometimes used in place of capers.
 
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