Wednesday, 6 November 2013

Benefits Of Mint

Benefits Of MintMint (Minta Spacata) is a plant that has been long known in diverse cultures, such as India, Middle East and Europe, because of its rich aroma, soothing flavor and curative properties. It is cultivated all across the globe, in different forms of environments, and comes in many varieties, like peppermint, pineapple mint, pennyroyal, foxtail, spearmint, etc. Generally, mint has a sweet flavor, with a cooling after-sensation. Both, fresh and dried mint finds its usage in preparing a large number of recipes, including curries, soups, chutneys, salads, juices, juleps, candies and ice creams. Read more about mint, including its nutritional value and various health benefits associated with eating the plant.

 
Nutritional Value of Mint
Given below is the amount of nutrients present in 100g of mint 
  • Moisture - 84.9 g
  • Protein - 4.8 g
  • Fat - 0.6 g
  • Minerals - 1.9 g
  • Fibre - 2 g
  • Carbohydrate - 5.8 g
  • Calcium - 200 mg
  • Phosphorus - 62 mg
  • Iron - 15.6 mg
  • Carotene - 1620 μg
  • Thiamine - 0.05 mg
  • Niacin - 1 mg
  • Riboflavin - 0.26 mg
  • Folic Acid (Free) - 9.7 μg
  • Folic Acid (Total) - 114 μg
  • Vitamin C - 27 mg
  • Magnesium - 60 mg
  • Copper - 0.18 mg
  • Manganese - 0.57 mg
  • Zinc - 0.44 mg
  • Chromium - 0.008 mg
  • Oxalic Acid - 33 mg
  • Phytin Phosphorus - 4 mg
  • Energy - 48 Kcal 

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