Spearmint - Menthe - lat. Mentha

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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.

Spearmint - Menthe- lat. Mentha, packing from 25 gr - 500 gr. from Egypt buy online  in our herbs & spices store since 2005.

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.

What herbs and spices can be combined with mint?

Mint pairs well with various herbs and spices. Some popular options include:

  • Lemon: The combination of mint and lemon creates a refreshing flavor that is often used in many beverages and desserts.
  • Basil: Mint and basil complement each other well and are often used together in salads and Mediterranean dishes.
  • Cilantro: The combination of mint and cilantro leaves is commonly found in Asian cuisine, adding an aromatic note to the dishes.
  • Ginger: Ginger and mint go well together and can add an interesting warmth to teas and cocktails.
  • Rosemary: Mint and wild rosemary create an unusual but interesting combination that can harmonize well in some savory dishes.
  • Garlic: Mint and garlic flakes can create an interesting flavor combination in spicy dishes.
  • Cinnamon: Cassia cinnamon powder and mint can create a delicious combination in desserts and hot beverages.
  • Cardamom: green cardamom pods and mint can be used together in teas and Indian dishes.
  • Lavender: Lavender flowers and mint create a fragrant combination that can be used in some desserts and beverages.
  • Turmeric: The fresh spiciness of turmeric can complement the freshness of mint, especially in curries and rice dishes.
  • Chili: The spiciness of chili can contrast well with the freshness of mint, working well in spicy dishes or salsas.
  • Fennel: Fennel and mint can create an interesting flavor combination in salads or vegetable dishes.
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There are many ways to combine mint with other spices, depending on the aroma and flavor you want to achieve. Feel free to experiment and try different combinations to find out which works best for your specific dish.

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.

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