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Mint is one of the most popular flavors in the tea world. Peppermint has a dominating flavor, and is mainly used in essential oils. Green mint has a lower concentration of menthols and therefore a milder flavor, which does not prevail, which is why it is so popular in beverages such as teas and mojitos.

Peppermint is very well known to producers of vegetables, because it serves to repel snails. Because of the high content of menthol it is used in the industry of essential oils. In addition, it is an excellent source of vitamin A, and acts as an aromatic, analgesic and diuretic and relieves headaches and eases coughs.

Spearmint leaves are a good source of antioxidants, vitamins A and B and minerals such as iron, which helps in the synthesis of haemoglobin, potassium, an important component of cells and body fluids, calcium, which strengthens bones and magnesium. Spearmint is also used in alternative medicine.

 

Key components of peppermint and spearmint are:

  • antioxidants
  • the minerals iron, potassium, calcium and magnesium and the
  • vitamin A.

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