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Hello all!

I was on my honeymoon in St. Lucia a few years back and had a small salad with lunch. One of the greens used in the salad was truly memorable. It was bright and spicy, with a distinct clear your sinuses horseradish/wasabi type of heat at the end. I asked the manager what it was and he told me it was rocket, but no rocket/arugula that I've tasted before or since has that horseradishy character.

So I've been left wondering if he was right, how can I get my hands on some of this supercharged rocket, or if he was wrong, what was it?? Any thoughts are welcome.
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Do you have a photo by chance?

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Sadly, no.  The entire salad was in my belly before I thought to do that!

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Im thinking its Jambu...

Watercress

It was probably a subspecies of the eruca family which is the same family from which arugula derives from. 

 

It could also be of the Nasturium Tropaeolum family

 

Maybe Indiancress, its really difficult without a picture or somekind of description, considering the number and subspecies of edible greens in the world. 

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