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Mint

Mint is an herb that ranges in color from dark green to yellow. Some consider mint to be an invasive species because of their ease in spreading out. When growing mint, take care to not let it take over the garden. It is also used in traditional medicine, thought to cure stomach aches and chest pain.

Origin:

Asia & Europe

Planting Instructions/Basic Care Information:

Spring: Transplants: Plant outdoors in early spring.

Fall: Perennial Plant (produces for multiple years).

Preferred Growing Climate: Wet environments

Planting Depth: Plant root ball with shoots above ground

Plant Spacing: 1-2′

Days to Germinate: 10-15 days

Days to Harvest: Right before plant blooms.

In Season:

Year-round

Pairs Well With:

Lamb, chicken, fish, salad

Nutrition Facts:

Amount per 100 grams

Calories: 70

% Daily Value*

Total fat: 0.9 g ? ?1%

Saturated fat: 0.2 g ? ?1%

Polyunsaturated fat: 0.5 g

Monounsaturated fat: 0 g

Cholesterol: 0 mg ? ?0%

Sodium: 31 mg ? ?1%

Potassium: 569 mg ? ?16%

Total Carbohydrate: 15 g ? ?5%

Dietary fiber: 8 g ? ?32%

Protein: 3.8 g ? ?7%

Vitamin A: 84% ? ?Vitamin C: 52%

Calcium: 24% ? ?Iron: 28%

Vitamin D: 0% ? ?Vitamin B-6: 5%

Vitamin B-12: 0% ? ?Magnesium: 20%

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

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