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10 Interesting Facts About Mint

Mint is a very useful herb that has been used for its refreshing taste by humans for over 3500 years. It has some essential nutrients for our body and an aroma that makes it unique. Daily consumption of mint leaves can provide relief to asthmatic patients. Mint is known to help clear a stuffy nose, and menthol can help with breathing. It also soothes the irritation caused by a persistent cough.

  1. The mint plant originated in the Mediterranean and was later introduced to Great Britain and, later, the United States.
  2. Minthe or Menthe, a Greek mythological nymph, inspired the name “mint.”
  3. The anti-inflammatory properties of Mint leaves aid in reducing any stomach inflammation. Mint leaves can also help with indigestion relief.
  4. Mint leaves are rich in nutrients like phosphorus, calcium and vitamins like C, D, E, and A, which may aid in improving the body’s immune system.
  5. There are over 600 Different types and 25 subspecies of Mint grown all over the globe.
  6. Spearmint and Peppermint is the most common type of Mint used worldwide. It is used in toothpaste, Chewing gums, and other confectioneries.
  7. Mint is grown year-round in warmer climate areas like India, the United States, Mexico, Nigeria, Turkey, Brazil, Pakistan, and so on. These plants are prone to cold climate (below -20° F) and prefer moist soil conditions for proper growth.
  8. The United States is the biggest producer of this useful herb. India And China is the 2nd and 3rd biggest producer of Mint.
  9. Mint leaves can act as a mild astringent, naturally toning the skin. It cleans the pores and restores the skin to a supple, well-hydrated state. It will also help to improve blood circulation to your skin, as well as prevent wrinkles and fine lines.
  10. Some of the health benefits of Mint are as follows-
    • It may Aid in improving irritable bowel syndrome.
    • Helps in Indigestion
    • Improves Brain Functionality
    • Provides relief in Breastfeeding Pain
    • Improves condition in cold symptoms
    • May help in Bad Breadth

Nutrition Facts of Mint

Here are the nutritional profile of mint.

  • Calories: 6
  • Fiber: 1 gram
  • Vitamin A 12% of the RDI
  • Iron:9% of the RDI
  • Manganese:8% of the RDI
  • Folate:4% of the RDI


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