: Latin Name :
Menthae viridis, Fam. Labiatae
:: Sensoric quality :
Characteristically pure and refreshing odour, pungent and burning taste.
:: Main constituents :
The essential oil of spearmint is Carvone.responsible for the pungent and refreshing odour; they are mostly found in older leaves and are preferentially formed during long daily sunlight periods.
Use mint as flavored tea, or to add zest to marinades. Can also be stired into warmed apple or currant jelly for a quick meat sauce or dessert topping.
:: Availability :
Leaves, Crushed, Fine Cut.
:: Medicinal Uses : ANTIFLATULANT