Variety: Mint

Variety Overview

Mint makes a great garnish for summertime drinks, fruit platters and frozen desserts. It's excellent when paired with lamb and is found in many Middle Eastern, Thai and Vietnamese dishes. The most common culinary varieties, peppermint and spearmint, may be used interchangeably, though peppermint has a sharper, more menthol flavor and spearmint is more sweet and delicate.

Characteristics

  • Herbs
  • Cooking Vegetables
  • Oval, bright green leaves with toothed edges and a rough, slightly fuzzy texture

  • Sweet, fresh, tingly; peppermint has a sharper, more menthol flavor, and spearmint is more delicate and sweet

  • Bright green

  • Oval to almond-shaped leaves

  • Yes
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  • Year-round

  • Photo courtesy World Variety Produce

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