Storage Tips: To store fresh Pineapple 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 Pineapple Mint within 1-2 days, store it in an airtight container in the refrigerator. This should keep for up to 2 weeks.
Fresh Pineapple 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: Pineapple mint is very common in food from the Caribbean, Polynesia or South East Asia and it is most often used in fresh applications because its aroma loses strength when cooked.When using fresh pineapple mint, let the dish rest a while before serving, so the flavors have time to infuse.
Pineapple Mint is delicious in fruit salads that include mango and pomegranate. It is also great in drinks such as tea, hot or cold, smoothies, sorbets or even cocktails. It is sometimes used as garnish for desserts or main sweet and sour dishes.
You can also add Pineapple Mint to special sauces, chutneys or syrups to pour over vegetables, chicken, ham or fish.
Fun Facts: Pineapple Mint is also popular outside the kitchen. Dried pineapple mint leaves can be added to potpourri to give it a sweet tropical scent.