Mint, also known as menthe a variation of the Greek term mintha, is a green colored herb that is used as a flavoring agent in many mint recipes. In fact, this refreshing herb has innumerable culinary as well as medicinal uses. Fresh mint is ideal for cooking and this can be stored in airtight bags for a long shelf life. However, in case of non-availability of fresh mint, one can use dry or even frozen mint for mint recipes. This perennial herb is grown and available all over the world and is popular in all the cuisines. Menthol is the main ingredient that gives the characteristic aroma and flavor to mint.
History of Mint Recipes
Culinary Uses of Mint and Mint Recipes
Popular Mint Recipes in Various Cuisines
Non-culinary Uses of Mint
Mint not only has culinary uses, but is known for its non-culinary uses. Some popular non-culinary uses of mint are –
- Toothpastes, chewing gums, antiseptic mouth rinses, even some brands of cigarettes use mint oil
Mint Recipes: Trivia