Aids in digestion
Fights free radicals
Promotes healthy gums and teeth
Did You Know?
- The Romans believed eating mint would increase intelligence. The scent of mint was also supposed to stop a person from losing his temper, and royal ambassadors carried mint sprigs in their pockets.
- Mint’s rosmarinic acid is also known to combat free radicals, help reduce inflammation and provide relief from asthma
- Chewing on a mint leaf after a meal will help fight bad breath.
Ways to Eat:
- Steep to make a tea
- Chopped finely in a salad or on berries
- In a cocktail
- The top 5 peppermint-producing states are Oregon, Washington and Idaho with more than 1 million pounds each, followed by Indiana, California and Wisconsin
- Greeks used to clean their banqueting tables with the herb and added it to their baths to stimulate their bodies, whilst Romans used it in sauces, as an aid to digestion and as a mouth freshener
- Mint can be planted and grows best during the spring
Note: Always consult a physician for any specific health questions and concerns. Some of this information may be subject to change should there be any new findings from Federal Health Administration (FHA), Food & Drug Administration (FDA), American Medical Association (AMA), American Cancer Society (ACS), and / or other leading food, nutrition and medical advisors.