Peppermint

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Storage Tips: To store fresh Peppermint, 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 Peppermint within 1-2 days, store it in an airtight container in the refrigerator. This should keep for up to 2 weeks.

Fresh Peppermint 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: You can use peppermint leaves almost in any recipe where you would use regular mint, just that peppermint will give the recipe a little more spiced flavor. To feel the sutil taste of pepper in the leaves, it is better to use the herb fresh and added at the final stages of the preparation of the dish.

Peppermint is used commonly to prepare herbal teas, hot and cold. It is also used in ice cream preparations and baked goods like cakes and cookies.

Fun Facts: Peppermint is one of the 25 different species of mint. It has been used as traditional medicine in different parts of Europe and Asia. In the Western Hemisphere, it is very common to use it’s oil to make toothpaste, cough candies and chewing gum.