🌱 Seed Pantry’s Super Healthy Foods! 🌱 No.4

The cool refreshing taste of the herb 🌟🌿 Mint 🌿🌟

Mint’s (Mentha) refreshing cool taste has made it as a favourite for adding to deserts and drinks from Mojitos to mint tea to mint ice cream 🍫 Mint gets its name from the ancient Greek mythical character Minthe, who according to Greek mythology, was a river nymph. 🔱

Mint is not usually associated with being a good source of nutrients. However when ingested, mint is a great source of Vitamin A, containing around 140% of your RDA per 100 grams! 🌿 Mint is also a excellent source of antioxidants which helps counteract the effects of free radicals to help support the immune system. 💚

Easy to grow, Mint spreads horizontally, perpendicular to gravity through a rhizome root system that sprouts new vertical shoots as it spreads – top tip, grow in a pot to keep it contained.

🌟 Special Power – Menthol 🌟
Mint contains the essential oil Menthol, which has been hailed as a great natural pain relief for colds, upset stomach and indigestion. Menthol is a natural aromatic decongestant that helps to break up phlegm and mucus, making it easier to remove from the body. It also has a soothing effect which can help with sore throats, but also can help aid digestion. Because of all this, mint is used to help those with IBS as it helps prevent stomach discomfort. –
Fresh Mint is great for adding flavour to tasty spring dishes (new potatoes!) or to diffuse into liquids to create soothing teas and beverages.🍹

We have a great range of different herbs you an start growing today at Seed Pantry 😁

 

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