Did You Know?
The Latin name ‘mentha’ comes from ‘menthe’, a charming nymph who was changed into the Mint plant by Proserpine, the wife of Pluto, in a fit of jealousy. Mint symbolises hospitality. It repels rats and mice, relieves wasp stings and was used by the Romans to whiten teeth.
Dried Mint should have a good green colour and a strong Mint flavour. If kept well sealed and away from sunlight it will not lose these properties.
Mix with vinegar and a little sugar to make mint sauce for roast lamb. Sprinkle onto peas and new potatoes, together with a knob of butter.Stir into cooked couscous with olive oil, lemon juice, salt and pepper. Sprinkle Mint onto green salads. Add to yoghurt with diced cucumber for a refreshing raita dip.
Energy per 100g: 279 KCal
Protein per 100g: 24.8 g
Carbohydrates per 100g: 34.6 g
Fat per 100g: 4.6 g