Spearmint

Spearmint is a herbaceous perennial plant with a square-shaped stem, broad leaves, and white/pink flowers. The leaves are where the value lies, at least in terms of use, as they contain many of the active ingredients and a high concentration of the scent and flavor.

Fresh spearmint leaves are low on menthol as compared to other mint species, which makes it less pungent. You can include it in many ways in your diet, some of which are listed below.

  • Salad: Sprinkle some leaves on your salads for a minty flavor.
  • Smoothie: Blend a couple of spearmint leaves into your fruit or vegetable smoothie.
  • Yogurt: You can add mint leaves to your berry-topped yogurt.
  • Beverage: Add 2-3 spearmint leaves to your lemonade for a cool twist.
  • Tea: Fresh leaves can also be used to make tea. All you have to do is boil a cup of water and add spearmint leaves to it. Steep for five minutes and your tea is ready.

Article credit: Organic Facts