A refreshing and versatile little leaf, mint is a wonderful herb in the kitchen. Mint is lovely infused in fruit waters, smoothies, in desserts, salads, grain/rice dishes, marinades, teas, and more.

  • Although in trace amounts, vitamins and minerals are found in fresh mint leafs. All those goodies add up in the body, so add some extra iron, fiber, Vitamin A, and potassium with mint.
  • Fresh mint has antioxidant power! Specifically, perillyl alcohol – an antioxidant found in peppermint, might stop the formation or spread of cancer cells, according to The Encyclopedia of Healing Foods.
  • Mint can help with proper digestion. Fresh mint acts as a carminative, which helps get rid of gas from the stomach and intestines.
  • According to a study by the University of Maryland Medical Center, mint makes the flow of bile in the body more effective. This means that food is digested easier and muscles are relaxed in the digestive track.

Vegukate Tips:

Plant mint in your garden or in a little pot in your kitchen to have fresh mint whenever you want. Beware: mint is fast growing and can take over; plant accordingly!