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Mint - Mentha

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    Posted: 25 March 2012 at 08:16
 
Written by: Margaux Cintrano.
 
MINT:  This aromatic hearty and invasive perennial herb is indigenious to the eastern Mediterranean, western Mediterranean, North Africa and the Middle East. There are approximately 25 species of Mint Herb, the most common being:
 
Spearmint : predominately used by the Moroccans in tea making rituals, and the gum and candy industries.
 
Peppermint: greatly used in liquor production, confectionary and candy and cake making.
 
Chocolate Mint Herb: mostly used in chocolate and candy making and liquor cordial making.
 
For the most aromatic and flavorful mint, it is best to pick mint before its flowering stage.
 
Cuisines, dishes and uses of Mint Herb:
 
Roast Lamb with Mint Ali Oli or Mint Jelly ( countries with a large lamb culture )
Peppermint hard candies ( peppermint sticks and charms )
Icecream
Sorbet or sherbert
Green sweet peas
Potato Salad
Tea
Punches
Liquors ( such as French Marie Buzzard )
 
 
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