This flavoursome herb comes in many varieties, the most common being peppermint, spearmint, winter, apple, Moroccan and Vietnamese.
It has a sweet aroma, and when eaten imparts a cooling and warming sensation at the same time. Native to southern Europe and the Mediterranean, mint is used extensively in Middle Eastern, Indian, South American and Asian cuisine.
Mint has a fresh, slightly sweet and tangy fragrance with a strong menthol aroma.
Menthol gives mint its cooling sensation and has a slightly pungent, clean, fresh and minty taste.
Mint is used as a general body cleanser and strengthener. Mint is used to relieve cold and flu symptoms, fevers, headaches, muscular aches, sore throats and toothaches. Due to its cooling sensation caused by high levels of menthol, mint is also used to treat gastric and digestive orders and nervous complaints such as tension and insomnia. Peppermint tea is a simple solution to increase you mint intake and helps soothe nausea and tension.
Cooking & Food Pairing
Mint can be teamed perfectly with chicken, fish or lamb. It is best to add mint just before serving as it maintains its fresh cooling flavour. Mint is also an excellent herb to eat with fish, prawns, lamb, pork, ginger, cucumber, peas, eggplant, tomatoes, yoghurt, chilli, coriander and parsley. Additionally mint can also be used in sweet dishes. Add Gourmet Garden mint to a bowl of berries or mix it with ice-cream. For a soothing hot drink before bed combine mint, lemon rind and ginger to make a herbal tea.
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Gourmet Garden Mint
Gourmet Garden Mint maintains it’s coolness by keeping the herb fresh and tasty by encasing in our handy tubes that fit perfectly in the fridge. Gourmet Garden Mint is an easy way to add some extra flavour toeveryday dishes. Additionally, our mint is now organically grown without the use of artificial pesticides, herbicides or fertilisers. Gourmet Garden Mint is also great value with the equivalent of 2 bunches of fresh mint in each tube.
Find Gourmet Garden Mint in the fresh produce section of your supermarket.