Storage Tips: To store fresh Apple Mint, start by trimming the very bottom off the stems, then place the bunch in a clear glass container with 1-2 inches of water in the bottom.
If you are not using the Apple Mint within 1-2 days, store it in an airtight container in the refrigerator. This should keep for up to 2 weeks.
Fresh Apple Mint leaves can also be frozen whole. Place the washed and dried leaves in a clear plastic bag and freeze for up to 1 month.
Usage Ideas: To feel the sutil taste of Apple Mint, it is better to use the herb fresh in fruit or vegetable salads or to add hot water to it and make a herbal infusion. Apple Mint is also great to make chutney, jellies and syrups or to use as dessert toppings.
Try adding fresh chopped Apple Mint leaves to your favorite sauce, salad dressing or marinade for a bright, refreshing flavor. Apple Mint leaves can also be mixed with cottage or cream cheese and made a delicious dip.
Fun Facts: Apple Mint is original from Europe. From what we know, it was first used by the Greeks, who used it as a cleaning product for their body. Later on, during Medieval Times, monks used this herb in drinks. Later on, leaves were used to whiten teeth.
Apple Mint leaves contain vitamins A and C.