Welcome To My Garden....
Hello and welcome!
My delightful mint syrup is made with all-natural ingredients to give your taste buds a song and a dance. I craft each batch with fresh mint leaves picked from my own garden to bring you a refreshing taste that I promise in every bottle. My positive energy and unwavering love for life are my secret ingredients. Shhh… don’t tell anyone!
From My Homeland to Yours
Coming from a family of farmers in one of the most abundant regions of Northern Iran, I grew up nurturing and tending the land. When I moved to the San Francisco Bay area in 1989 it was my desire to bring my passion for gardening to my new home. I planted succulents, flowers, vegetables, fruits and herbs in my backyard to keep up with the Persian ritual of eating fresh basil, mint, tarragon, and watercress with every meal.
One day, in the midst of summer, I was reminiscing about the days when my mother would leave a big basket of freshly washed romaine lettuce leaves on the table with a bottle of mint syrup for the family to enjoy and quench their thirst. As I was starting my own family, I decided to honor her tradition and make the syrup for my two sons.
To my delight, my children loved it! I introduced it to them as an alternative to soda by pouring the Persian mint syrup, sekanjabin (سکنجبین), in a glass of water and adding ice cubes. This delicious mint syrup is originally made with honey and is one of the oldest sweet and sour syrups in Iran, dating back to the ancient times. I was so inspired by my kids’ enthusiasm that I was determined to share the syrup with everyone I knew.
An All-Natural Promise
I believe that feeding your family from the land with ingredients you can pronounce is the best way to bring nutrients to your table. Whether you’re using my mint syrup as a dip for fresh fruit and vegetables, in a refreshing lemonade, or as a mixer for your favorite adult beverage, you can feel confident in our all-natural ingredients.
Health Benefits of Mint
Mint has several health benefits in addition to its wide range of uses in the kitchen.
- Mint has one of the highest antioxidant capacities as compared to other foods
- Rosmarinic acid, found in mint is an antioxidant and anti-inflammatory agent that can help relieve allergy symptoms
- Mint contains menthol which can help break up phlegm and mucus. It can also help relieve sore throats, especially when combined with tea
- Mint is a soothing herb that can help with indigestion
If you’ve discovered my mint syrup, feel free to reach out to me and let me know all the ways it has added flavor to your life!