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Mint is coin of the realm when it comes to flavor

By Joan Namkoong

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Jul 25, 2012

~~<p>Mint is a flavor that can be found in sweet and savory preparations. Mint-flavored chocolate and confections, mint julep, mint sauce for lamb, Middle Eastern tabbouleh and tza&shy;tziki and Vietnamese summer and spring rolls are just some of the delicious ways mint is used.</p>
<p>There are two varieties of mint we generally use: spearmint and peppermint. Spearmint leaves are green or grayish green and have a mild flavor and fragrance. Peppermint is more pungent; its leaves are bright green with purple-tinged stems. Peppermint oil is often used in confections and liqueurs. There are many other mint varieties that are used in teas as well as general cooking.</p>
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Mint is a flavor that can be found in sweet and savory preparations. Mint-flavored chocolate and confections, mint julep, mint sauce for lamb, Middle Eastern tabbouleh and tza­tziki and Vietnamese summer and spring rolls are just some of the delicious ways mint is used.

There are two varieties of mint we generally use: spearmint and peppermint. Spearmint leaves are green or grayish green and have a mild flavor and fragrance. Peppermint is more pungent; its leaves are bright green with purple-tinged stems. Peppermint oil is often used in confections and liqueurs. There are many other mint varieties that are used in teas as well as general cooking. Login for more...



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