With over 20 different species, this popular herb not only smells amazing, but contains a variety of health benefits. Originally grown in the Mediterranean, it is now widely used across Europe, the United States and in parts of Africa and Asia. Its many uses include alleviating headaches, fatigue, stress, asthma, bronchitis and digestive issues.
The leaves are typically harvested before the plant begins to flower. Choose the leaves of the plant that are fresh with a bright green color and a minty scent. Make sure to wash leaves before using in teas and meals. You can stored washed, dried off leaves in the fridge for up to 1 week. Dried spearmint is also a great option and should be stored in airtight containers, away from sunlight in a cool place.
Calcium 2.3% Iron 7.5%
Vitamin D 0.0% Thiamin 0.6%
Riboflavin 1.2% Niacin 0.5%
Vitamin B-6 0.9% Folate 3.0%
Vitamin B-12 0.0% Panto. acid 0.3%
Phosphorus 0.7% Magnesium 1.8%
Zinc 0.8% Copper 1.4%