It’s got immune-boosting benefits.
In addition to its antioxidant activities, 1/4 cup of flavorful spearmint provides nearly half of your daily needs of vitamin A. The plant-based form of the vitamin helps protect your cells from damage by scavenging free radicals that can cause damage to organ tissue, helping reduce your risk of chronic diseases.
It may help protect against harmful bacteria.
Some research has linked the anti-bacterial compounds in mint’s essential oils — carvone and limonene — to helping reduce your risk of potentially harmful bacteria, both the type found in affected food, and within your GI tract.
It can help you cut back on sodium.
Cutting back on salt without using flavor requires complementary herbs and spices to help boost flavor profile — and mint is no exception! Using mint on anything from veggie (or fruit!) salads, fish, meat, and poultry can help limit the amount of salt you add to food without sacrificing taste, raising cost, or increasing recipe time.