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There are over 3500 species of mint, the most common being peppermint and spearmint.
Most mints are natives of the Mediterranean region. They have bright green leaves with a very distinct smell.
Category: Herb
In Season: all year
To Buy:
Buy fresh bunches, buy them in a pot or grow from a seed.
To Store:
Store fresh mint wrapped in damp kitchen paper and placed in a plastic bag in the crisper section of the refrigerator - for about 5 days. Store dried mint in an airtight container in a dark, dry place - keep it away from other dried herbs as the flavour will take over.
Tips & Tricks:
The oils in mint are in glands in the leaves. Crushing them releases the oils and the pleasant, strong and soothing flavour.
Cooking Tips:
Combine fresh mint with parsley to make fatoush and tabouleh. Add it to natural yoghurt for a refreshing accompaniment to curries. Mix in with couscous. Serve with lemon and water in the summer. There are so many things to do with mint, it's always worth having a pot growing nearby.

Nutrition per 100 Grams:

No information available
Extremely High

Benefits the Following Health Conditions:*

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* This information is sourced by a qualified naturopath. It is non prescriptive and not intended as a cure for the condition. Recommended intake is not provided. It is no substitute for the advice and treatment of a professional practitioner.

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