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Its sweet but strong flavor soothes the senses and chills the mouth. Peppermint is an ancient herb used in both cooking and medicine.
Peppermint is a hybrid of spearmint and watermint, making it the matriarch of the mint family. A thousand years ago, peppermint escaped into the wild and now grows wild in North America and Europe, though it must remain close to its parent species to reproduce.
Peppermint is widely used in sauces for lamb and game, and in cream and milk desserts. It's usually eaten with chocolate. Mint has been used in gums, candies, and liquors since humans first learned to cook.
Dried peppermint leaves are still used in modern and traditional medicine. It is used to treat indigestion, nausea, and abdominal pain.
|Cuisine:||African, American, Asian, Chinese, European, Middle Eastern, North African, Turkish|
|Shelf Life:||3 Years|
|Basic Prep:||Ready to use as is, no preparation required.|
|Ways To Use:||Crushed Peppermint is a versatile ingredient found in herbal teas, mint jelly, and as a seasoning for fruits and vegetables. Other great additions are oven roasted potatoes, candied carrots, grain salads, and poultry stuffing.|
|Taste & Aroma:||Pungent, Sweet|
|Country of Origin:||Egypt|
|Handling / Storage:||Store in a cool, dry place.|
|Dietary Preferences:||All Natural, Gluten-Free, Kosher Parve, Non-GMO|
|Allergen Information:||None Specified|