I have been growing mint for about 4 years. This herb is so strong, and I love the way it grows. It will survive winter, and spread in the summer. You can dry it or eat it fresh after rinsing of course. Use it as an air freshener, or keep bugs away from you or your garden. There are antioxidants in mint that make this herb beneficial to eat. The vitamins and minerals in mint are vitamin a, calcium, folate, potassium, and phosphorus. Mint is beneficial to the heart, prevents cancer, kills bacteria and pin worm. Mint also aids in digestive health, and respiratory problems. Health Information is from Grotto, David 101 FOODS THAT COULD SAVE YOUR LIFE New York New York Bantam Dell, 2008.Print.