Mint Selection Information | Nutritional Information | Tips & Trivia
Scientific Binomial Name: Mentha spp
Salads, lamb, garnish, drinks, fruit platters & desserts.
In general, herbs should be fresh looking, crisp and brightly-colored.
Avoid herbs that are wilted, have dry brown areas, or are pale or yellow in color. Slimy looking dark spots with small areas of mold indicate old product or poor handling.
Most herbs benefit from being stored with freshly cut stems in a glass of water - either in or out of the refrigerator.
Herbs will not ripen further after harvest.
Amount per serving
The symbol of hospitality, mint has been used for scores of culinary and medicinal purposes over the centuries.
Out of 2,000 species in the mint family, only about 40 are considered to be true mint, and only a few of those are sold as fresh herbs in supermarkets.
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