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Seasonality: Year Round
Origin: USA, Mexico
The sweet flavor and fresh fragrance of Melissa’s Mint adds a cool, refreshing flavor to a variety of menus.
From Middle Eastern cuisine (like couscous, falafels and Tabbouleh) to desserts (such as ice cream, syrups and pastries), fresh Mint can be used alone or in combination with other, more mild ingredients. Its delightful spearmint flavor goes well with many summer fruits and vegetables including cucumbers, tomatoes, new potatoes, sliced melon and berries. Because Mint is thought to aid in digestion, it is also popular in herb teas.
Melissa’s Fresh Herbs are hand selected for excellent quality. Choose fresh-looking Mint with good color and a clean, fresh scent. Avoid any brown spots or wilted stalks or leaves. Use soon after purchasing. To keep fresh, refrigerate in a plastic bag filled with air and securely closed. Store in the vegetable crisper section of the refrigerator. If leaves do become wilted, an ice water bath can revive them. Place Melissa’s Herbs stem side down in a jar of water (similar to fresh flowers) and cover with a tightly closed plastic bag. Store away from ethylene-producing fruits and vegetables like tomatoes, bananas and peppers.
Leaves should be washed and dried before using.