Mint leaves have a distinct sharp and fresh flavour and aroma that adds vibrancy to all manner of dishes. The dried leaves have a dark green colour and a pleasant aroma. It is commonly used in both savoury and sweet dishes and as a garnish in Greek, Turkish, and Middle Eastern cuisine.
Culinary Notes :
- Use as a seasoning
- Use in spice rubs, sauces and marinades
- Use to prepare tea
- It combines well with basil, cardamom, cloves, cumin, ginger, dill, marjoram, sumac, cilantro, parsley, thyme, sage, and oregano
Mint has many health benefits. It not only has the quality to be a breath freshener but also to calm stomach upset, and as a remedy for headache and nausea. It can help to relieves cold symptoms and coughs.
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Other names or spelling: Common Mint, Garden Mint, Spearmint, Nane, Mentha spicata, menthe, dried mint