Mint Leaves

Mint Leaves

Mint is grown for its aromatic and flavorful leaves. Oval and serrated, the leaves of mint are indented with veins and come to a point. They impart a fresh clean scent and a strong mint flavor with sweet overtones. Leaves are commonly bright to dark green in color but some varieties can be purple, gray-green or even pale yellow. If allowed to flower mint will produce white and lavender to purple petite blooms. Young leaves will have the best flavor and texture, leaves allowed to mature on the plant for too long will become bitter and woodsy in flavor. The cool taste and sensation mint imparts is a result of the naturally occurring compound, menthol contained in the herb.
Advantages Of Pudnia:-Each variety of mint has been traditionally used to treat numerous ailments, ranging from an upset stomach to nervousness. Modern medical research has focused on peppermint oil, which is now often sold as a dietary supplement capsule, medicinal tea, or topical preparation.
The usual doses of peppermint oil capsules should be safe, but it can be toxic in excessive doses.  

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  •  1.Mint is an aromatic herb produced by various species of the mint plant (Mentha).
    2.Native to the eastern Mediterranean, mint gets its name from a mythic nymph named Minthe (Mintho).
    3.Jealous Persephone turned her into a lowly mint plant after she had an affair with Pluto, the god of the underworld.
    4.The mint plant is common and a favorite of many gardeners, so it's easy to grow your own.
    5.As an herb, it is gluten-free and suitable for vegan, vegetarian, and paleo diets.