Peppermint Leaves, Dried

Peppermint Leaves, Dried – Photo and Description from Vegan Venue

Peppermint Leaves, Dried are a vegan pantry herbal ingredient that makes a wonderful tea, and flavors several other of our vegan recipes.

Peppermint Leaves, Dried

Peppermint Leaves, Dried

Dried peppermint leaves are a wonderful addition to many ethnic recipes such as Armenian and Greek. The thing we like most about dried peppermint leaves is that they retain a strong peppermint aroma, which makes it great for making mint tea. It is most commonly thought of as a flavoring for tea, candy, ice cream (hopefully vegan), and other products such as toothpaste. Peppermint is a cross between spearmint and watermint, which grow in the wild, but is mostly cultivated today. It was first catalogued in England in 1753. We could not find any complete nutritional information for dried peppermint leaves, so we have included only the values for fresh peppermint leaves. We believe that the nutritional information for 1 teaspoon of dried peppermint leaves would approximate the values for the 2 tablespoons of fresh leaves (without the water).

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Nutrient data for 02064, Peppermint, fresh

Nutrient values and weights are for edible portion

 
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Nutrient Unit
Value per 100.0g

tbsp
3.2g

leaves
0.1g
Proximates
Water g 78.65 2.52 0.08
Energy kcal 70 2 0
Protein g 3.75 0.12 0.00
Total lipid (fat) g 0.94 0.03 0.00
Carbohydrate, by difference g 14.89 0.48 0.01
Fiber, total dietary g 8.0 0.3 0.0
Minerals
Calcium, Ca mg 243 8 0
Iron, Fe mg 5.08 0.16 0.01
Magnesium, Mg mg 80 3 0
Phosphorus, P mg 73 2 0
Potassium, K mg 569 18 1
Sodium, Na mg 31 1 0
Zinc, Zn mg 1.11 0.04 0.00
Vitamins
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid mg 31.8 1.0 0.0
Thiamin mg 0.082 0.003 0.000
Riboflavin mg 0.266 0.009 0.000
Niacin mg 1.706 0.055 0.002
Vitamin B-6 mg 0.129 0.004 0.000
Folate, DFE µg 114 4 0
Vitamin B-12 µg 0.00 0.00 0.00
Vitamin A, RAE µg 212 7 0
Vitamin A, IU IU 4248 136 4
Vitamin D (D2 + D3) µg 0.0 0.0 0.0
Vitamin D IU 0 0 0
Lipids
Fatty acids, total saturated g 0.246 0.008 0.000
Fatty acids, total monounsaturated g 0.033 0.001 0.000
Fatty acids, total polyunsaturated g 0.508 0.016 0.001
Cholesterol mg 0 0 0

National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference
Release 25 Software v.1.2.2

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