Mint Spice


Mint (Pudina पुदीना)

Mint is generally a sweet flavour imparting a cool sensation to the mouth. The nutrition of mint or pudina and benefits of mint are given.

Mint
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It is grown all over the world. It comes in many varieties such as spearmint, peppermint, pennyroyal, etc, each with distinct flavour. Mint is generally a sweet flavour imparting a cool sensation to the mouth. Peppermint has the highest concentrations of menthol, while pennyroyal is strong with a medicinal flavour.

It is refreshing, stimulative, diaphoretic, stomachic, and antispasmodic. It helps in colds, flu, fever, poor digestion, motion sickness, food poisoning, rheumatism, hiccups, stings, ear aches, flatulence and for throat and sinus ailments.

Both fresh and dried mint is used. It is used in a variety of dishes such as vegetable curries, mint recipe for chutney, fruit salads, vegetable salads, salad dressings, soups, desserts, juices, sherberts, etc. Peppermint is used to flavour toothpaste, mouth freshners and chewing gum.



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Nutritional Values

Parameters

Value per 100g
 Moisture
 Protein
 Fat
 Minerals
 Fibre
 Carbohydrates
 Energy
 Calcium
 Phosphorus
 Iron
84.900 gm   
4.800 gm   
0.600 gm   
1.900 gm   
2.000 gm   
5.800 gm   
48.000 K cal
200.000 mg   
62.000 mg   
15.600 mg   
Vitamins
 Carotene
 Thiamine
 Riboflavin
 Niacin
 Folic Acid (Free)
 Folic Acid (Total)
 Vitamin C
1620.000 µg    
0.050 mg   
0.260 mg   
1.000 mg   
9.700 µg    
114.000 µg    
27.000 mg   
Minerals & Trace Elements
 Magnesium
 Copper
 Manganese
 Zinc
 Chromium
 S
 Cl
 Oxalic Acid
 Phytin Phosphorus
60.000 mg   
0.180 mg   
0.570 mg   
0.440 mg   
0.008 mg   
84.000 mg   
34.000 mg   
33.000 mg   
4.000 mg   

Health Benefits

  1. Mint is soothing the digestive tract and help in stomach pain.
  2. It is a very good blood cleanser.
  3. It helps in eliminating toxins from the body.
  4. Drink herbal mint tea to reduce irritated bowel syndrome. It cleanses the stomach.
  5. It gives a cooling sensation to the skin.
  6. Mint tea can clear up skin disorders such as acne
  7. Crushed mint leaves helps in whitening teeth.
  8. Chewing mint is good for bad breath.

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