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Health Benefits of Mint

  • A good source of vitamin A

  • Antioxidant

  • Improves brain function

  • Increase alertness

  • Subjectively improves nasal breathing

  • Enhances digestion

  • Menthol oil relieves symptoms caused by irritable bowel syndrome


Mint Soup with Pea and Cider

By Edible Spaces Intern Yusuf Mohideen


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

  • 1 finely chopped onion

  • 2 finely chopped cloves of garlic

  • 400 ml cider

  • 400 g of frozen peas

  • 400 ml chicken stock

  • Handful of chopped mint leaves

  • Diced pancetta (77g pack)

  • Sourdough (2 slices, torn into chunks)

Image by Sam Moqadam


  1. Heat the olive oil in a large pan, add the onion and a pinch of salt, and cook for 10 minutes or until soft. Add the garlic and cook for 2-3 minutes. Pour in the cider and reduce by ½ to evaporate the alcohol, then add the frozen peas and chicken stock. Simmer for 2 minutes, then add the mint and use a stick blender to whizz until completely smooth. Add a splash of boiling water if it’s a little thick. Season.

  2. Put the pancetta into a cold frying pan and gently heat until starting to crisp. Put the sourdough into a food processor and pulse until breadcrumbs, then tip into the pan. Cook until the breadcrumbs and bacon are really crisp.

  3. Ladle the soup into bowls and top with the crispy breadcrumbs and bacon.


Cucumber-mint Face Mask for Sunburns

By Edible Spaces Intern Yusuf Mohideen


  • ¼ of a fresh cucumber

  • 10-12 mint leaves (depending on size of leaves)

Cucumber mint mask


  1. Grind the ingredients till you get a smooth mixture

  2. Apply the mixture onto the affected areas of your skin that had been sunburnt

  3. Leave it on for about 20 minutes.

  4. Rinse off with cold water. Apply twice a day for consistent results.

Mint Soup wit Pea and Cider
Cucumber-mint Face Mask

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