Dried mint is type of dried vegetables that is known all over the world with its unique aroma and taste. The mint plant belongs to mentha. Mint is used both in dried form and fresh leaves. Mint have inherently cooling nature. Both dried and fresh mint are added to foods.
Drinks can also be flavored with mint powder or fresh mint leaves; From herbal teas to special sauces and salads, desserts, soups, special meat dishes, all can be prepared with this dried vegetable. Dried mint and fresh mint leaves have many health benefits. Researches have shown that mint is very good for skin health. In the following, we will familiar with the most important properties of mint consumption, both dried and fresh.
Nutritional value of dried mint
Mint is rich in nutrients. Dried and fresh mint are both rich in nutrients, vitamins and minerals. About 14 grams of mint contains the following nutritional value:
- Calories: 6
- Fiber: 1 gram
- Vitamin A: Twelve percent of RDI
- Iron: 9% of RDI
- Manganese: 8% of RDI
- Folate: 4% of RDI
When you add mint to food, it gives a spicy taste. So it is better to start first with one third of the glass and gradually increase its amount. Dried mint contain sufficient amounts of vitamin A. This vitamin is fat soluble and is good for eye health. Consuming the dried mint is a rich source of antioxidants, which is significant compared to other dried vegetables and spices. Antioxidants protect your body from the effects of oxidative stress, which are a type of cell damage.