A healthy choice that's fat free and has only around six calories per average teaspoon. Mint helps cut through the richness of fatty food and is known for its calming effect on the digestive tract.
It is often served as a condiment for roast lamb, but usually not other roast meats, or, in some areas, mushy peas. It is normally bought ready-made, and is easy to find in British food shops. Mint jelly, thicker and sweeter, is an alternative for lamb, also normally bought ready-made.