7 Interesting Facts About Mint !
I hope that makes some kind of sense because this applies to everything for me, from cooking to health to shopping for shoes. No kidding, I think that If I never picked up a book again I would think I know it all.
And I do know a lot, especially about food and cooking, but man, there is so much incredible stuff out there I had no clue it was even possible. Like all that amazing stuff on the Science Channel about the Cosmos, the Universe…Wow ! You ever watch that and wonder What Does It All Mean ..?!
Back to food over here, I learned a lot about herbs and spices this past year, especially maintaining my own herb and tomato garden.
Many of you have been asking for interesting facts about herbs and spices and today I figured I would do a quick post about mint. I have a beautiful container of it in my garden, and that little sucker likes to crawl underneath and pop up all over the place. That is why you should always plant it in a container or it will take over your garden; mint is rascalish like that. But I love it, so I plant it and use it all the time.
7 Interesting Facts About Mint
1. Mint is one of the most popular flavors in the world; from mint ice-cream to mint chocolate to drinks and sauces, you can find mint paired with a lot of different things.
2. You can use the leaves of mint both fresh or dried and use the beautiful mint flowers in salads, or as garnish for drinks or soups.
3. Mint is very easy to grow, loves lots of water and partial shade. Best planted in containers or it will take over your garden.
4. Mint pairs well with chicken and lamb and goes perfectly with your favorite fruit and desserts.
5. You can store fresh mint in the freezer, chopped up and mixed with a little water in ice cube trays.
6. To dry mint you must pick it before it flowers, tie bunches of it together and hang it to dry in an area with good air circulation. Store in air tight containers for later use.
7. Some of the most popular mint varieties are: SpearMint, PepperMint, Moroccan Mint, Apple Mint, Mountain Mint, Chocolate Mint, Basil Mint, Pineapple Mint and Bowles’ Mint.
Recipes with Mint: