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.
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.
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%