In Greek mythology, “Mintha”, was a Greek nymph in love with Pluto, tells the story that her enormous jealousy turned her into a plant, being the origin of the name of Mint
It is also said that “Mint” is a derivative of “Mind” as it was thought to strengthened the mind as well as being a stimulant to facilitate studies
Mint is believed to come from the Mediterranean, which encompasses regions such as Asia, Africa, Europe, southeastern Russia and countries such as Korea, China, Japan and the Philippines.
In Greece it had an aromatic use, where it was used as an aphrodisiac in bathtubs, however in Rome its use was merely gastronomic, served in dishes of great exquisiteness
Mint has an essence rich in menthol from 40% to 45%, depending on the species and variety, for every 100 grams of mint the body gets 0.9 grams of fat, 99 calories, 3.7 grams of protein and 14.8 grams of carbohydrates.
Menthol is the substance that gives the plant its aroma and many of its therapeutic properties
Among its nutrients, mint is a source of vitamin C (ascorbic acid), has vitamins B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, E, biotin, also folic acid (B9) and vitamin A.
Minerals such as calcium, phosphorus, magnesium, potassium, silicon, manganese, cobalt selenium, zinc, chromium, aluminum and sodium
It is a great ingredient in the kitchen, as well as part of the products used for oral hygiene, being a plant human consumption in infusion or tea, in treats such as caramel and chewing gum, also its use is widespread in dessert, ice cream, sweets etc. etc.
ATIKA MENTA NATURAL,is a natural product, based on fresh mint as a maceration base of an Extra Virgin Olive Oil, of superior category, creating a harmonious, balanced and exquisite set in its oral permanence