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Mint
 

Pictured above; Peppermint

 
 
 
 

Mint, common name for a family of woody or herbaceous flowering perennial herbs that belong to an order comprising more than 10,000 species Members of the mint family include marjoram and oregano, thyme, sage, rosemary, savoury, basil, peppermint, spearmint, and pennyroyal. Other members of the family, include lavender and shellflower which are grown as ornamentals.

Mint has a strong and sweet with a tangy flavor and a cool after taste. Spearmint and peppermint are both native to Asia. Peppermint was used by Egyptians, and spearmint is mentioned in the Bible. Spearmint grew wild in the United States after the 1600s, and peppermint was cultivated commercially before the Civil War.

Store in cool, dark, dry places. Use mint in salad dressings, flavored tea, and zesty marinades. Stir into warmed apple or currant jelly for a quick meat sauce that goes well with a roast lamb. or dessert topping that goes well with chocolate.

Peppermint plays an important part in English, Austrian, Asian (especially Vietnamese), Turkish, Persian and the North Indian Mughul Cuisines.
 


 
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