Mint is low in calories and is rich in carotenes, vitamin C and the essential oil, menthol. It contains minerals such as magnesium, calcium, iron, copper and potassium. Traces of dietary fibre and protein are also present. It possesses a great deal of medicinal properties. It is a great remedy for ailments such as headaches, respiratory problems, fatigue and stress. It has “anesthetic” properties, helps relieve digestion ailments, promotes healthy teeth, and can provide “aroma therapy”.
Mint is extensively used in medicine for its medicinal properties. Culinarily speaking, it is one of the most popular flavour used in beverages, candy, chewing gums, lozenges and beath fresheners. Also, used to make chutneys and as garnish in curries and salads.