Mint has a variety of uses. The plant is usually steam-distilled for its oil which is located in glands on the undersides of the leaves.
The oil is used to flavor a variety of foods such as gum or candy and is also used in perfumes, cosmetics and health care products.
The leaves are also harvested and either dried or used fresh – for teas, flavoring and/or decorating food.
Approximately forty-five percent of the mint oil produced in the USA is used for flavoring chewing gum with another Forty-five percent used to flavor dentifrices (tooth paste, mouth wash, etc).
The remaining ten percent is used for flavor in the confectionery, pharmaceutical, liqueur, and aroma therapy industries.
What Is Mint?
Mint is an aromatic herb produced by various species of the mint plant (Mentha).
Native to the eastern Mediterranean, mint gets its name from a mythic nymph named Minthe (Mintho).
Jealous Persephone turned her into a lowly mint plant after she had an affair with Pluto,
the god of the underworld.
The mint plant is common and a favorite of many gardeners, so it’s easy to grow your own.
As an herb, it is gluten-free and suitable for vegan, vegetarian, and paleo diets.
Spearmint and curly mint are the varieties most often grown to use as an herb in cooking and beverages.
Peppermint is a little too strong to use fresh for most culinary purposes.
Instead, it is grown and processed into peppermint oil,
which is then used as a flavoring,
and it can be further refined into a menthol.
You can find other varieties of mint that have interesting flavors and aromas.
Apple mint has an apple scent;
orange mint has a citrus flavor;
chocolate mint has a bit of chocolate taste.
Mint tastes sweet and produces a lingering cool effect on the tongue.
Peppermint has a stronger flavor with more menthol taste.
The fresh leaves have the most flavor and scent,
with those much reduced in dried mint leaves.
Fresh mint leaves are usually cut in ribbons (chiffonade) and added to recipes.
A stalk with a few tender leaves is placed in a hot or cold beverage and may be crushed (muddled) to release more flavor.
Dried mint leaves can be added to a sauce or stew as it simmers.
Mint extract is used to give mint flavor baked goods or confections,
or to flavor hot chocolate.
Harvest period: May
Harvest method: manual
*Bulk ( Each Carton ) : 6 Kgr
*Retails: 40 gr
*Number of boxes per cartons : 24
*Number of Cartons per pallets : 72
Refrence: Azil Organic