Peppermint

Peppermint
Peppermint

Peppermint is known for its distinctive aroma and medicinal value. Peppermint has been shown to reduce appetite. If you have a hard time with overeating, a good signal that your meal is done is to chew on a mint leaf! The cooling properties found in mint are helpful for "hot" ailments such as inflammation, irritable bowel syndrome, pain, fever, and flare-ups. Peppermint contains minerals like potassium, calcium, iron and magnesium as well as antioxidants beta-carotene, vitamin C, and vitamin E.

Selection Process

Fresh herbs can be found in the refrigerator section of your health food store. The leaves should look fresh, be vibrant green, and with firm stems. Avoid dark spots or yellowing.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 2 tbsp (3.2 g)

Amount Per Serving

Calories: 2.2

% Daily Value*

Total fat 0.0g 0.0%

Saturated Fat 0.0g 0.0%

Cholesterol 0.0mg 0.0%

Sodium 1.0mg 0.0%

Total Carbs 0.5g 0.2%

Dietary Fiber 0.3g 1.0%

Protein 0.1g

Vitamin A 2.7% Vitamin C 1.7%
Calcium 0.8% Iron 0.9%
Vitamin D 0.0% Thiamin 0.2%
Riboflavin 0.5% Niacin 0.3%
Vitamin B-6 0.2% Folate 0.9%
Vitamin B-12 0.0% Panto. acid 0.1%
Phosphorus 0.2% Magnesium 0.6%
Zinc 0.2% Copper 0.5%
Manganese 1.9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.