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Mint is one of those amazingly versatile herbs that most of us don’t think of very often, but tend to consume in some form or the other almost every day.
This refreshing herb is packed with vitamins (A, C & B2), and minerals such as manganese, copper, iron, potassium and calcium. Originally used as a medicinal herb to treat treat stomach ache, chest pains and a host of other ailments, mint has now become a common ingredient in toothpastes, gums, breath fresheners and other products associated with oral care and dental hygiene.
But mint can do way more than that!
Fresh mint as a garnish can add amazing flavor to drinks, desserts and cooked dishes; it can be infused into sauces, curries, baked goods, marinades, salads and an assortment of other dishes.
The best part is fresh mint is available all year-round and is most abundant in the warm summer months. Here some amazing recipes infused with this versatile herb’s cooling and refreshing properties!
5. Mint Chutney