Food of the Week: Mint

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Mint

  • Fresh mint is an herb which helps our digestive system by relaxing the various muscles and can help reduce bloating
  • Mind provides an essential oil which can be extracted and used to relieve tension related headaches and soothe irritated skin.
  • Mint tea has a refreshing aroma which makes it “an energy booster”, great for students or people in the workplace.
  • Peppermint tea can help relieve nasal congestion by clearing the passages of mucus.

Fun Fact #1  The Ancient Romans believed that eating would increase intelligence.

Fun Fact #2  One drum of mint oil weighs about 400 pounds, and can flavor about five million sticks of gum or 400,000 tubes of toothpaste. 

 

 

 

Try this recipe!

Herb-Crusted Halibut with Zucchini and Whole Wheat Couscous

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Servings: 4

Here’s what you need…

  • 6 scallions, chopped
  • 1 cup packed fresh cilantro
  • ½ cup packed fresh mint
  • 3 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 Tablespoon chopped, peeled fresh ginger
  • ¾ teaspoon ground coriander
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 zucchini, cut into spears
  • 4 skinless fillets firm white fish
  • 1 cup dry whole-wheat couscous
  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Throw the scallions, cilantro, mint, oil, ginger, coriander and ½ teaspoon salt into a food processor and pulse until a coarse paste forms. Season with pepper.
  2. Toss zucchini with 3 tablespoons herb paste in a bowl. Spread onto a rimmed baking sheet. Roast for 5 minutes.
  3. Rub remaining herb paste onto both sides of fish fillets. Push zucchini to edges of baking sheet, and arrange fish in center, leaving about ½ inch between each fillet. Roast until fish is opaque and semi-firm to the touch, about 15 minutes. Meanwhile, prepare directions. Serve fish and zucchini over couscous.

Nutritional Analysis: One serving equals: 354 calories, 10g fat, 29g carbohydrate, 6g fiber, and 32g protein.


One Response

  1. Shauna White

    Shauna White August 1, 2017 at 3:56 pm | | Reply

    Thanks for sharing this useful information!


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