Mint Green Spearmint

(Mentha spicata)


Mint is possibly the world’s most popular flavouring for mouthwashes, toothpastes and breath-fresheners, however one should not let this overtly antiseptic image of mint discourage the cook from appreciating its culinary benefits. 

Mint combines well with savoury herbs such as Thyme, Sage, Marjoram, Parsley and Oregano when added to meat dishes, and is found in even the most exotic of fiery chilli pastes such as Harissa.


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Other Common Names: Common Mint, Garden Mint, Spearmint.

Botanical Name: (Mentha spicata)

Botanical Name (Mentha spicata)
Common Names Common Mint, Garden Mint, Spearmint.
Flavor Various -- there are more than 30 species of mint
Contains Leaves of the mint plant Menthe spp.
Application Use a little mint in fruit salad or green salad. A little mint and peanuts will give a salad a Southeastern Asian appeal. Used in Middle Eastern food, hummus with mint, or chopped mint in tabbouleh and couscous. Cooked veggies like peas, corn and carrots