Peppermint is a cross between the watermint and the spearmint. Peppermint is native to England. The plant is about 0,5- 1 meter high and grows small violet flowers. The leaves are mint green and grow crosswise on the stem. The leaves are oblong, egg-shaped and have a distinctive menthol odor and taste. There are about 20-35 varieties of peppermint.
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Peppermint is available from Israel.
Calcium, Copper, Fiber, Folate, Iron, Magnesium, Manganese, Niacin, Phosphorus, Potassium, Riboflavin, Zinc, Vitamin A and C.
Fresh peppermint should be washed before adding it fresh or cooked to a dish.Consumption
Peppermint 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 peppermint is delicious.When to eat
Fresh peppermint can be kept for a short time in the refrigerator, or for a longer period in the freezer. Dried peppermint can be kept at room temperature.
Did you know?
- According to an ancient Greek story the peppermint plant arose because of a fight between two women about a man. Hades, the Greek god of the underworld, fell in love with a beautiful girl named Mentha. This made the wife of Hades fierce fight with Mentha. Then he decided to turn mentha into a beautiful plant which got the girls name, menthe.
- Romans used peppermint in sauces, as a mouth freshener.
- Peppermint is For Life certified.