Cressana® revived an old watercress nursery in Zwalm in 1983. Miriam Coessens was already convinced of the qualities of cresson when she and her husband Karel van de Velde accidentally discovered the dilapidated cresson nursery in the source area of the Zwalm region.
Cressana® supplied organic watercress to the fresh markets for 17 years. A personal interest in health and nutrition led Cressana® to reserve part of the watercress for juice. This concentrated watercress juice turned out to be very beneficial. Family, friends and neighbors quickly started asking for Cressana® cresson juice. Freezing the juice presented the problem that the cold chain had to be guaranteed. Freeze drying turned out to be the solution.
The freeze-dried watercress concentrate is now the basis of the Cressana® organic range. The demand for Cressana® watercress products continued to rise, production and the company grew along with it. After a fire destroyed the entire production unit on January 3, 2006, Cressana® built a completely new infrastructure and at the same time a very open company that is perfectly integrated into the natural environment.
Today Cressana® is a modern and professional family business specialized in the cultivation and processing of organic watercress into high-quality nutritional supplements .