Spearmint, Mint - Mentha, Egypt
Spearmint belongs to the family of the labiate family. There are many different types, but in general one can say that they are upright perennials with a stature height of approx. 100 cm. They are generally undemanding and thrive on any soil and in a temperate climate.
How does spearmint taste?
Spearmint has a refreshing, pungent and slightly peppery aroma.
Culinary use of mint
It is one of the most popular herbs in the world. It is used in many ways. Mint is very popular in the production of cocktails and teas. It is ideal for preparing vegetable dishes, especially peas, potatoes, carrots, zucchini, eggplants and tomatoes. Here it gives the vegetables a wonderful light mint note.
It also refines veal, pork or chicken. The English love it as a sauce with lamb. The fresh spice blend tabbouleh is made from mint. It goes well with salads and fish in marinades.
Mint seasoned yogurt to cucumber salad, curd cheese to strips of vegetables, or Greek meatballs made from minced meat with oregano and cinnamon.
Mint goes well with other mild herbs such as basil, thyme, marjoram, parsley, oregano and spices such as: sumac, ginger, cardamom, fenugreek, pepper, paprika, cloves, cumin.
How do I store mint?
Like all other herbs and spices, put the mint in a well-sealed container. I recommend jars with screw lids because they can be disinfected by boiling them. Then store them protected from the sun, dry and cool.