Mint leaves can be used when fresh or dry. It is derived from Mentha spicata and has more than 600 varieties of known mints. It’s distinct fragrant is the most well-known of all herbs. It can be used for soups, salads, sauces, meats, fish, poultry, stews, chocolate dishes and desserts. The leaf, fresh or dried, is the culinary source of mint. The leaves have a pleasant warm, fresh, aromatic, sweet flavour with a cool aftertaste. Mint leaves are used in teas, beverages, jellies, syrups, candies, and ice creams. In Middle Eastern cuisine mint is used on lamb dishes. In British cuisine, mint sauce is popular with lamb. Mint is also used in many alcoholic beverages such as Mojito. Crème de menthe is a mint-flavoured liqueur used in drinks such as the grasshopper.

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