Mint (Candy)

Mint (Candy)

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. A mint is a candy (sweet in British English) characterized by the presence of mint flavoring or real mint oil, whether it be peppermint oil, spearmint oil, or another natural or artificial source. Wintergreen and other oils or flavors are also frequently used in mints; however, these are not of the mint (mentha) family or botanical class.Hard mints, often called "breath mints," are popular as breath fresheners since the taste and smell of mint oil and its active components are quite strong and feels clean and cool to the mouth as well as soothing to the stomach. Examples of hard mints include Altoids and Tic Tacs. In addition to breath freshening, mints that actually contain peppermint oil or extract have been popular in helping with digestion after a meal. Peppermint has muscle relaxant properties and therefore may relax the lower esophageal sphincter, allowing the contents of the stomach to move upwards into the esophagus.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 92 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 6mm | 145g
  • Dict
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 6135845152
  • 9786135845150