La mint is a spice obtained from Mentha species, a plant of the Labiatae family. From action digestive, antiseptic and refreshing, it is useful to combat nausea and bad breath. Let's find out better.
> Description of the plant
> Properties and benefits of mint
> Calories and nutritional values of mint
> Use in the kitchen
> Curiosities about mint
Over 600 varieties of mint. In fact, the plant tends to cross spontaneously giving rise to new varieties. Fragrant herb, it is widely used in candies, chewing gums, syrups and toothpaste. It is also used in many medicinal preparations and in cleansers for intimate hygiene.
Properties and benefits of mint
La mint è refreshing and helps in digestion. Rubbed on the teeth helps prevent and fight theyour bottom line. The menthol contained in mint has properties that stimulate gastric activity; it is therefore a valid ally against digestion problems.
Il mentholmoreover, it has analgesic and antiemetic properties; mint can therefore be used to fight nausea e vomiting.
Calories and nutritional values of mint
100 g of licorice contains 285 kcal, e:
- 19,93 g protein
- G carbohydrates 52,04
- 6,03 g fat
- Cholesterol 0 mg
- Dietary fiber 29,8 g
- Sodium 344 mg
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Use in the kitchen
Mint is used to perfume sweet and savory dishes and to flavor tea. To prepare a refreshing drink, the most suitable quality is peppermint. Here is a recipe: prepare an infusion with green tea, fresh mint leaves and a few leaves of sage fresh.
In a liter of water, about 30 grams of tea, 10/15 mint leaves and 4/5 sage leaves. Filter and sweeten with whole cane sugar. Allow to cool first to room temperature and then in the fridge.
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Curiosities about mint
- THEmint essential oil, if used incorrectly and in excessive doses, it can have an effect similar to that of some drugs. It can also cause arrhythmias. Like all other essential oils, it should therefore always be used wisely and following the advice of a specialist.
- Il Mojito, the well-known cocktail based on mint, rum, brown sugar, lime and tonic water, was invented in a Havana bar, La Bodeguita del Medio, frequented a lot by Hernest Hemingway who particularly loved this cocktail and who made it a success. The small restaurant, which is now located in the city center, is a popular tourist destination.
- Legend has it that the first to mix mint with alcohol were the pirates of the Caribbean.
Mint is one of the natural remedies for vomiting
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