The fresh leaves are an ingredient in many South Asian foods (particularly chutneys), in Chinese dishes and in Mexican salsas and guacamole.
Mint leaves are used in few dishes like mint-coriander chutney, rasam, sambar, meat, fish, poultry items and biryanis.
How to store mint leaves, pudina, phudina
Fresh mint leaves should be used immediately or stored up to a couple of days in plastic bags within a refrigerator. Optionally, mint can be frozen in ice cube trays. Dried mint leaves should be stored in an airtight container placed in a cool, dark, dry place.
Health benefits of mint leaves, pudina, phudina
1. Treats Indigestion : Mint (pudina)
being an anti-inflammatory reduces the inflammation
in the stomach and shows a cleansing effect. The best effect is seen by chewing fresh mint leaves. This is because chewing mint activates the salivary glands which in turn produces digestive enzymes. This will help relieve indigestion and soothe your stomach.
2. Aids Weight Loss : Mint (pudina)
is a leafy vegetable which is sure to create nourishing dishes without piling on calories, carbs or fat for that instance. What is has to offer instead is FIBER. This nutrient profile in totality will help you achieve your weight loss target without any thought process.
3. Safeguards Against Bad Breath :
You have just gobbled on garlic soup
or onion paratha
, so what’s next you will do? Pop up a chewing gum or have mukhwas. Next time try chewing on some mint leaves. It will give you the same oral freshness as the mint chewing gum would lend.
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Nutrition Information of Pudina, Mint Leaves?
1 cup of chopped mint leaves is about 30 grams
RDA stands for Recommended Daily Allowance.
Energy - 14 caloriesProtein
– 1.4 g
Carbohydrate – 1.7 g
Fat – 0.2 gFiber
– 1.9 gVitamins:
34.2mcg of vitamin B9 (Folate)
= 34.2% of RDA (about 100 mcg)
8.1 mg of vitamin C
= 20.25% of RDA (about 40 mg)
486 mcg of vitamin A
= 10% of RDA (4800 mcg)
0.33 mg of Vitamin B3 (Niacin)
= 1.57% of RDA (about 16 to 21 mg for men)Minerals:
60 mg of Calcium
= 3.75% of RDA (about 1000 mg)
4.7 mg of Iron
= 6.6% of RDA (20 mg for women)
18 mg of Magnesium
= 5.1% of RDA (about 350 mg)
19 mg of phosphorus
= 3.2% of RDA (about 600 mg)