Mint is native to the Mediterranean. Mint can grow 10 to 120cm tall. The leaves are green and grow crosswise on the stem. The leaves are oblong and egg-shaped. There are about 25-30 varieties in mint. All mints contain the volatile oil menthol, which gives mint that characteristic cooling, cleansing feeling.
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Mint is available from Israel and Kenya.
Calcium, Copper, Fiber, Folate, Iron, Magnesium, Manganese, Niacin, Phosphorus, Potassium, Riboflavin, Zinc, Vitamin A and C.
There are about 25-30 varieties in mint. All mints contain the volatile oil menthol, which gives mint that characteristic cooling, cleansing feeling.View Mint
Peppermint is rich in minerals and vitamins. The herb removes bad breath and might helps teeth and gums deal with germs.View Peppermint
Fresh mint should be washed before adding it fresh or cooked to a dish.Consumption
Mint can be added to drinks and dishes as a garnish. The herb also makes a refreshing tea. Flavoring ice cream, chocolates, and other deserts with mint is delicious.When to eat
Fresh mint can be kept for a short time in the refrigerator, or for a longer period in the freezer. Dried mint can be kept at room temperature.
Did you know?
- In Central and South America, mint is known as hierbabuena. This means literally, good herb.
- Mint leaves are often used by campers to keep mosquitoes away.
- To reduce the effects of tannin and caffeine in your favorite tea use fresh mint, Spearmint, or Peppermint sprigs in your teapot with your favorite tea.