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There are over 40 varieties of mint and even more uses for this versatile, sweet-flavored and aromatic herb. Mint is great on salads, lamb, drinks, fruit platters and as an aromatic garnish.

Scientific Binomial Name: Mentha spp

SELECTION INFORMATION
Usage

Salads, lamb, garnish, drinks, fruit platters & desserts.

Selection

In general, herbs should be fresh looking, crisp and brightly-colored.

Avoid

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.

Storage

Most herbs benefit from being stored with freshly cut stems in a glass of water - either in or out of the refrigerator.

Ripening

Herbs will not ripen further after harvest.

  • Nutritional Information
  • 2 leaves

    Amount per serving

    Calories :70Calories from Fat :
    Total Fat0.94
    Cholesterol0%
    Sodium 31%
    Total Carbohydrate14.89%
    Dietary Fiber8%
    Sugars 0%
    Protein 3.75%
    Vitamin A4248%
    Vitamin C31.8%
    Calcium 243 %
    Iron 5.08%

  • Tips & Trivia
  • 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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